Originally Posted by LiquidForce
With a new stock block I wouldn't expect any piston slap when the motor is cold. I also wouldn't think it would be rod knock unless you didn't crank the motor over for a while before starting it to get oil through the system. Even if you didn't the motor is put together with assembly lube that should buy it the second or two it takes the oil pressure to come up.
Have you checked for exhaust leaks around the #2 and #4 manifold?
I haven't checked, but I will when I get the chance...I did notice that when I checked the dipstick on it, it was reading below the "low" line, even though I had filled it with 4.7 quarts of oil -- is this normal on a hybrid? I wouldn't think so since the oil pan/dipstick assembly is the same...hence i think that i might have run it on low oil for a while, munching a rod or main bearing
I have since added about .3 quarts,and the oil level did come up alittle...could this be the probleM?
I'll drain the oil next time I get the chance. Ugh.
so the sound on the vid...inconclusive?