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Valve noise?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by cvillechopper, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Jan 21, 2008 at 8:59 AM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper [OP] Jackass to the masses

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    I've noticed for a while that when I put a load on the engine, the Taco sounds very much like my old 76 Nova used to when I floored it. That is to say, there's valve noise. At least as far as I can tell.

    I can hear it clearly everytime I'm going up a nearby hill (the trans has already hit top gear) and I give her a little gas. If I stomp it, you hear it, but not as much since the engine kicks down.

    Is it just because I've been driving a 4 cylinder for so long I forgot what a 6 sounds like when it's got a little stress on it or have others noticed this?
     
  2. Jan 21, 2008 at 9:30 AM
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    cvillechopper

    cvillechopper [OP] Jackass to the masses

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    K&N drop-in air-filter, extra D-rings, Custom Console lock-box, Leather heated seats, Studly Driver
    Thanks. I'll try to see what happens but if they bumped the octane rating for '08, they forgot to update the owners manual and tell the sales team at my dealership.:(
     
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