Don't ignore engine noises

obi_waynne

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If you have a strange noise from the engine PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE IT.

Simple things like valve issues manifest as a rattle, then when they go you end up having to rebuild the whole engine, or get a new head.

Rattles are like warnings and sadly most drivers seem to think they will go away on their own, or worse still that a good high RPM thrashing will sort it out.

In reality ignoring this rarely helps, and usually leads to much much larger bills further down the line.

Have you ignored a rattle, or picked up early on a problem by listening out for it?
 

thexav

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Good advice, I tend to ignore new noises and it's always ended up costing me loads of money.

I cracked a piston ring once, failed to listen to the noise and destroyed the whole engine. My mechanic didn't mind though as he made a fortune out of me.
 

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