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help with weird new engine noise....

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by martini olive, May 13, 2015.

  1. martini olive

    martini olive Member

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    hmmmn...
    driving home just now and there was a tinny pop sound followed by a dakdakdak stutter, which sounded like the exhaust system had a hole in it.
    was cruising at about 80kph, no sudden acceleration, no loss of power.
    had a squiz underneath and at the engine and couldn't see anything hanging/disconnected.
    bit stumped - any clues from members?
    tanks,
    billy.
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Love the description, and the perception of Kombi drivers...:D

    I had a slight vibration in my left butt cheek whilst driving once, and didn't seem right, but try and tell a mechanic that!

    Next service, he found the alternator bracket had cracked, so he repaired it......and the vibration was gone!

    It's good to become "As One With The Kombi"....:)
     
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Na.
    think I would refrain from telling a mechanic that o_O
     
  4. Bensville

    Bensville Active Member

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    Cant say im surprised at no sudden accel... I would say that's normal any day of the week.
     
  5. martini olive

    martini olive Member

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    thanks for the smiles chaps! :)
    turned out to be an escaped spark plug, back on the road again....
     
  6. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool as. Like those ones

    Adrian
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    mmmm............. if it blew a spark plug i am guessing the thread is on the way out
    Generally speaking plugs just dont "pop" out unless you know it was not put in properly

    I would start googling "time-sert" and find a mechanic that has a tread installer

    Simple job once you find the right person
     
  8. martini olive

    martini olive Member

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    thanks barry.
    all sorted now...
    seems the plug had indeed been 'fiddled' with - gotta start locking the engine lid!
     

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