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Old 07-02-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Does this sound like rod knock?

I had some issues with an oil filter about 5 hours before hearing this.
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Old 07-02-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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I had some issues with an oil filter about 5 hours before hearing this.
Don't spare us the details man...
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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Doesn't sound like a rod knock from that video. You need to rev it a little to hear the distinctive sound of bearing noise.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:08 PM   #4
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Old 07-02-2015, 02:07 PM   #5
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Sounds like normal boxer noises to me.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #6
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Ticking injectors. They're pretty audible on these cars.
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:32 PM   #7
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^ Sounds like the injectors. Is this the first time you ever opened your hood with the engine running...?
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Old 07-02-2015, 03:47 PM   #8
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My old oil filter gasket was stuck on there upon removal. I didn't know.

I put on a new filter during my oil change, so it pretty much had two gaskets. I started the car and oil spewed everywhere. All 5 quarts. I had it idling for about one minute before my neighbor informed me. This is my first time hearing the ticking. I'll do a rev video in a bit. I'm still jerking my meat.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:13 PM   #9
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Sounds normal to me
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:59 PM   #10
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Thanks for viewing my video and helping me, everyone. Much appreciated.


Here is what happened. I had a cheap Fram filter and the gasket tore off and stuck to the car. Put on a new filter with the old gasket in between, unknowingly.

This didn't seal it properly.

5 quarts on the garage floor.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:05 PM   #11
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Stick with OEM filters and always double check for the other gasket. I always clean the whole underside and wipe up any oil thats left from the change. Doing that will insure you don't miss a gasket that was left behind.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:50 PM   #12
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Did the same thing a few years ago with my 2005 F-150... luckily as soon as the engine turned I had the door open and instantly heard splashing under and turned it off. Only lost like a quart... but def. lost a lot of ego for being so stupid.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:04 PM   #13
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My old oil filter gasket was stuck on there upon removal. I didn't know.

I put on a new filter during my oil change, so it pretty much had two gaskets. I started the car and oil spewed everywhere. All 5 quarts. I had it idling for about one minute before my neighbor informed me. This is my first time hearing the ticking. I'll do a rev video in a bit. I'm still jerking my meat.
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Did the same thing a few years ago with my 2005 F-150... luckily as soon as the engine turned I had the door open and instantly heard splashing under and turned it off. Only lost like a quart... but def. lost a lot of ego for being so stupid.
Yup, I've done it as well. I spilled 7 quarts all throughout my garage (03 cobra). When I told some friends what I'd done, come to find out, it's more common of a mistake than you think. Positive is that you'll never forget to check and make sure that old gasket is off again
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:26 PM   #14
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I'm not alone!

I want a terminator myself. I don't mean to change the subject, but how's the maintenance on those? My friends ultimately stopped me from trading my Subie for one.
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #15
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Please stop calling them a Terminator. God I hate that term. It's a SVT Cobra. About as bad as scooby and subie.
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:23 PM   #16
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Default Does this sound like rod knock?

It's project code name was Terminator.

I feel it's more of an enthusiast term because only people who know it's history would call it that.

Then again, there are people who don't know crap who call it that. There I go contradicting myself again.
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:41 PM   #17
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That sounds "normal" just idling. Revving it up a few times to 3-4k would give a better idea, but for now that is fine.

What "oil" was used?

Part of that consistent ticking is the injectors. The other part of it "could" be the valve lash opening up ever so slightly due to miles and such. Those 2.0 heads in 04 were shimless buckets, so a 1 piece bucket design.
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:28 PM   #18
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Default Does this sound like rod knock?

It's totaled 🏽

I'm surprised, I'm the first one to say it!?
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:40 PM   #19
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Ticking injectors. They're pretty audible on these cars.
The 3000GT has something like that, not with injectors though. "Lifter Tick" annoyed the hell out of me but was told to not worry about it so I didnt lol
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:32 PM   #20
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Thanks for viewing my video and helping me, everyone. Much appreciated.


Here is what happened. I had a cheap Fram filter and the gasket tore off and stuck to the car. Put on a new filter with the old gasket in between, unknowingly.

This didn't seal it properly.

5 quarts on the garage floor.
That's never good....
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:30 AM   #21
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Here's a video with revving

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Old 07-06-2015, 11:37 AM   #22
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Sounds pretty normal to me. It happens man. We do something dumb to our cars then we get paranoid about everything and sound that happens following the mistake. I accidently left my oil cap off the other weekend heading to Williamsburg with my kids. Drove 60 miles on the highway until I noticed... Pushed out about 1.5qts into my engine bay. Luckily the local Subaru group came to the rescue with a new cap and oil to get me on my way. I felt so freaking ****ty and paranoid at that point but everything is good. The only thing I did do was over fill it but I drained the extra out last week when installing new parts.

I also had the same thing happen to you with the oil filter gasket on my old Honda. Got from under the car, back it off the ramps and see a swamp of oil on the driveway... Pulled off the filter and the old gasket was stuck to it. Then I got into the habit of double checking for that issue.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:44 AM   #23
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Car sounds fine.
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Old 07-07-2015, 11:30 PM   #24
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The engine sounds perfectly normal, just like a farm tractor.
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:31 AM   #25
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Lesson learnt. Maybe I was just tripping balls. Probably was looking for something, hearing increased after oil spill.

Still love the sound
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