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Old 07-08-2004, 09:45 PM   #1
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why is my engine so noisy?

i am not sure if it normal, but i thing my 01 se is noisier than normal. is there a way to quiet the motor? any help is greatly appreciated. i am a noob when it comes to mechanical crap.

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Old 07-08-2004, 09:49 PM   #2
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has it always been the same volume since you purchased the car? or did it just recently become noisey?
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Old 07-08-2004, 10:43 PM   #3
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SPI = naturally noisy valvetrain

No real way to get around it.

Take off your valve cover and turn the car on and you will see why. 8 rockers underneath there going clackity clackity clack.
 
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crazy_urn, it used to "purr" when i bought it. just about a week ago, i noticed it was a bit louder than before. it just irritates me...

code415, i will do that. thanks!!!
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i am not an expert,
but i dont think there is anything wrong with your engine.

you can take it to a mechanic to ease your mind, but unless you have other symptoms, i say turn up your radio. :D

if you need anything else just ask.
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Old 07-13-2004, 09:00 PM   #6
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maybe it's the rubber motor bands that are worn out. I agree with "crazy_urn", take it to a mechanic and get it checked.
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THANKS YOU GUYZ!!! i had it checked out, and nothing wrong... but I will turn up the radio like you said... thanks cray_urn
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no problem stitch!

glad i could help

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Run a synthetic motor oil in it. That tends to help quiet things down. I switched to a synthetic oil and it does seem to help with noise and gas mileage.
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Old 07-22-2004, 10:39 PM   #10
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hmmm...synthetics...

well since i have to get the car serviced, I will try the synthetic oil. just beacuse. thanks for the advice. thanks 03Z_ex_three.
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