Who's that knocking at my door?

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Jman, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
    Okay, 2F engine with 177k on it, starting to get a tapping that sounds like it's from the bottom end (not the valves). It doesn't seem to be noticeable when the truck is first started, but after it warms up a bit it's definitely audible. It's in synch with RPMs of the engine, just a modest tapping. This is a NEW NOISE that showed up a little while ago and has become louder. :frown:

    Nothing wrong with performance, not overheating, gas mileage has not changed noticeably, just changed the oil and there's no metal that I can see.

    Sooooooo, whaddya think it is? :confused: Looking to get it checked out *professionally* soon, but I want to be prepared. :rolleyes:
     
  2. flowman

    flowman

    Messages:
    144
    Media:
    28
    Albums:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Location:
    wishing I was in Briland
    All the time, or just under load? Pinging? (Mine sounded like marbles rattling down around my feet, worst under load, didn't happen idling).
    Know anyone w/ a timing light?
     
  3. swank60

    swank60

    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    232
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Location:
    One of Four Presidential Flying Saucers
    Slight exhaust leak could come off that way, too.

    I'd get a mechanic's stethoscope and climb up under it and listen while it's running. Those things really help narrow down problems like that.
     
  4. Jman

    Jman

    Messages:
    1,548
    Likes Received:
    176
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Location:
    If ya don't know, I ain't tellin'
    All the time, independent of load.

    Hmm, exhaust leak, yeah, that would be nice. Hope that's all it is. Is a mech's stethoscope any different than a doctor's? 'Cause I gots one of those . . . . .
     
  5. djanis99

    djanis99

    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    switch to thicker oil, 20w50. If it is the bearings, there is nothing you can do about it. How is the oil pressure? Low?
     
  6. Fearnofish!

    Fearnofish!

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Location:
    Hamilton, MT
    Yeah, oil pressure, how's that? The cam that drives the oil pump has been shown to wear loose on some rigs. But more likey coudl be the beginning of the oil pump going bad. That would be good news cuz the pump and gasket are only about 70$.
     
  7. swank60

    swank60

    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    232
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Location:
    One of Four Presidential Flying Saucers
    It's actually a little different. Mine (if I could find the friggin' thing) runs to a metal rod that takes and extension (another solid metal rod) so you can really poke around. The metal carries the vibrations and you can hear just fine with it...I'd think the Rx version might be too sensitive and blow out your ear drums. Pure speculation there though...
     
  8. sl33py

    sl33py

    Messages:
    2,160
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Location:
    Emerald City
    my mechanics' stethescope is just a bit of rubber tube (stiff pref) which he sticks in one ear and pokes around engine to hear where something is making noise. usually for exhaust leaks. works surprisingly well.

    cheap + easy.

    i'd be afraid of blowing an eardrum w/ actual docs...
     
  9. Tinker

    Tinker

    Messages:
    2,865
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Larkspur, CO
    The tube won't pick up internal noises transmitted through the engine, but the "real" mechanic's stethoscope with the rod will. Mine does.
     
  10. jwest

    jwest

    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2004
    Use a tube to find exhaust leaks or any external noises and the rod for listening to internal noises.

    My steth, like probably most of them, uses a rod at the probe end and a tube at the ear. When hunting down exhaust leaks, i put tubing on to the end of one of the ear hoses and tape it to the rod. That way I only need to use one hand.

    Check the egr gasket and around the manifold.

    .
     
  11. swank60

    swank60

    Messages:
    1,483
    Likes Received:
    232
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2002
    Location:
    One of Four Presidential Flying Saucers
    Haha...everyone's got a mechanic's stethescope but sl33py and Jman! haha!

    Just kidding... :D
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.