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Old 11-24-2007, 03:34 AM
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valve lash adjustment..

So I used mustardcats instructions and used those feelers to adjust it. I triple checked everything... I was hoping the clicking would go away.. but it didn't.. I'm thinking I might have rod knock in cylinder #3 eeekk... Which means that rods probably going to go soon. The only kool thing about spending 4 hours doing this was I cleaned up my valve cover and got to drive around with no hood :] thats fun. plus with a shiny valve cover at night haha kool factor.
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a rod knock is a lot different sound compared to a valve tick...



that's a rod knock lol!
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Ya but seeing as I've never heard them before I thought it was my valves. Mine sounds like that just not quite as loud, though its got progressively worse over the last few weeks, and it smokes just about as much.. sometimes white sometimes dark Grey.. :[

I don't want mine to sound like that :[ I want that b20a right now!!

Question, would a rod knock sufficiently reduce my top end acceleration? I know it would significantly reduce performance... but I still have some low end power..

Maybe my mind is tricking me so I'll just buy that damn b20a already XD.
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I wouldn't be revving my engine to high if I had rod knock. Take it easy. Repair it before you throw a rod. You can actually replace the rod bearings by dropping the oil pan/girdle, etc. and doing it from below. Otherwise pluck that engine and replace the main bearings and rings while your at it.
Valve stem seals and front and rear mains also.
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Ya but seeing as I've never heard them before I thought it was my valves. Mine sounds like that just not quite as loud, though its got progressively worse over the last few weeks, and it smokes just about as much.. sometimes white sometimes dark Grey.. :[

I don't want mine to sound like that :[ I want that b20a right now!!

Question, would a rod knock sufficiently reduce my top end acceleration? I know it would significantly reduce performance... but I still have some low end power..

Maybe my mind is tricking me so I'll just buy that damn b20a already XD.
Rod knock you say? Sounds like you have a B20Ax :P
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