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    Thread: "Playing card in bicycle spokes sound" coming from engine?

    1. Member Holographic77's Avatar
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      04-07-2003 10:38 AM #1
      I really need some help diagnosing this problem. What started as a "playing card in bicycle spokes" type of sound coming from the top part of the engine, has now evolved into a "chopper" motorcycle sound immediately after I fire the car up. The idle is bad, feels like its gonna die, and the noise is incredibly loud, and sounds like a motorcycle at both idle and wot.

      Could this be a cracked exhaust manifold?? What else??

      Any thoughts?

      Thanks


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      04-07-2003 11:36 AM #2
      bump! please

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      04-07-2003 11:51 AM #3
      quote:
      Could this be a cracked exhaust manifold?? What else??

      Any thoughts?

      Thanks


      That would be my first thought. Without hearing it, and just basing it on your description, I would say it most likely is an exhaust leak somewhere down the line....


    4. 04-07-2003 12:00 PM #4
      If its at the top of the engine it may be your head. Check the oil in the car first.

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      04-07-2003 12:07 PM #5
      If the head is the problem, what am I looking for with regards to oil level? Extremely low levels?

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      04-07-2003 05:33 PM #6
      Update***
      So after having had my car towed and xx$ later, turns out the problem was the #5 plug had come out and that was the cause of the problem/noise.

      I had the plugs changed at NGP in Baltimore some 8 months ago...how does a plug come out on its own?


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      04-07-2003 05:35 PM #7
      i think i may have told you that in your other post...hehe

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