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Old 04-19-2006, 02:11 PM   #1
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Noises At about 3000 rpms

Alright here goes something else...
I got this high pitch either grinding or rattling noise at about 3000to 3400 rpms in each gear...It ONLY happens during acceleration and generally only during rapid acceleration...
any thoughts??
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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Yes it is true. Alot of the older 12valve motors will start ticking as the cam and the ecentics wear.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:16 PM   #3
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Yes it is true. Alot of the older 12valve motors will start ticking as the cam and the ecentics wear.
its 16 valve.
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^^^ the M42s might be 16 valve, but the M20s are 12
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^^^ the M42s might be 16 valve, but the M20s are 12
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well i stand corrected.
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