Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2002 14:50:14 +0000
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: 84 900 engine rattle


jw wrote: > I am getting a rattling sound from the engine at certain rpm while > accelerating. It happens right after I start moving (~1200rpm), and then > again shortly before I shift (~2800rpm). > > The exhaust system is mostly new and solid, so I don't think it's a bracket > or the heat shield. The engine sounds fine cruising along at 2500rpm or > 3000rpm. > > Any suggestions for what to check? I'm hoping it's not the timing chain!! There's really not a huge number of things that rattle with revs. Almost always it's an exhaust problem. The chain can also rattle - use a steth to pinpoint it. Broken clutch friction disc spring is another possibility. -- Grunff

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