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Old 03-02-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Spi engine chatter

So yesterday I had my oil changed by a place in my town, usually I change it myself but I had to work, so after I got off work I pulled in my apartment parking lot and I could hear a clicking/ticking noise, it wasn't a loud thump or anything it was more of a chatter. This has happened before but only for about a day, is this something I should worry about or just keep driving? I really don't think its the valve seat because it has done it before and nothing bad happened. I had 5w30 oil put in if that makes a difference. Let me know what u guys think, I was planning on taking a trip pretty soon but now I'm scared too.

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:03 AM   #2
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did it do this at start up? my best advice engine is a ticking time bomb change the head out and save yourself time and money before it drops...mine did it at 90,000 and gave me a few signs that i didnt pay attention to... heads dot com got mine valves and all for 275..

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So yesterday I had my oil changed by a place in my town, usually I change it myself but I had to work, so after I got off work I pulled in my apartment parking lot and I could hear a clicking/ticking noise, it wasn't a loud thump or anything it was more of a chatter. This has happened before but only for about a day, is this something I should worry about or just keep driving? I really don't think its the valve seat because it has done it before and nothing bad happened. I had 5w30 oil put in if that makes a difference. Let me know what u guys think, I was planning on taking a trip pretty soon but now I'm scared too.

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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No it didn't do it at start up, about a hour ago I took my girlfriend to work and I didn't hear anything until I got home about 10 minutes later and I heard the noise again. Mine has 116k on it and I'm not so sure that the head hasn't already been changed because the last owner was a maintenance junkie. But it only cost you 275 for all the parts to fix the head?

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #4
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yes 275 for head on ebay heads dot com and think 60 dollars for head gasket set with new bolts. If you wait and than it goes its a pain than u have to drop oil pan remove pistonout and hope it dont bend crank...so i would just change it out not hard at all get manual and label everything.


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Old 03-02-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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Okay,I'm trying to get ahold of the guy I bought the car from and see if he ever put a new head on it.

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