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Re: Knocking sound in the car

Mechanical noises don't go away, cars seldom repair themselves.

Wear something really sexy, even tarty, take it to a local small garage, with a nice chocolate cake, and ask for a verbal estimate, soon!

Or take it over the border to Lörrach and get the train home.
Renault servicing over the boarder

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Re: Knocking sound in the car

I had a car with the same noise turns out it was the engine mount unfortunetly it cost 400 english pounds to fix it. It was more relevant in first gear thoI didn,t hear it as I got to 4th gear and 5th gear lol prob concentrating on going to fast to hear it. Guess the guys will comment on that lol
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Re: Knocking sound in the car

what a stupid reply if I went as a tramp they woudn,t have charged me so much would they
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what a stupid reply if I went as a tramp they woudn,t have charged me so much would they
No,you would have charged them (friendly banter,don't take it serious)

Wonder if that is right or not, bit of an urban legend that short skirted ladies get cheaper deals done then say a tubby fella asking to get his car fixed..
If that is so, i ( a tubby fella) will show up in a skirt with the next car service, see what i get done

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Alternatives that spring to mind:
Stop running over pedestrians
Check that cyclists are hitting your car as you drive past them too close...
Maybe something stuck at the front?


(no koala got harmed during this picture,he walked away like nothing happend)

or the engine bay : ( be carefull when checking)



On Topic : Our Opel Vectra (1997 model) had the same, the bushes and bearings were as good as gone.
Went to the garage quick enough, good thing as the mechanic said driving longer with that sound would just make it worse, its like a chain reaction.
One thing breaks leading to another..and you don't want it todo that while driving on the highway.
So there you go, to the next garage and get it checked out

Reminds me on a Tv show " The Big Bang" , Sheldon and Penny have a discussion on why the " check engine " light is on
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thanks yeah I know
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what a stupid reply if I went as a tramp they woudn,t have charged me so much would they
Well thank you for the groan of dissaproval, I am honored to receive one from the Seeland.

Men in garages are obsessed with sex, and will definitely lower the bill if you offer them some friendship. It even works with blokes, better deal if you approach in a friendly way. If you are aggresive they don't give you any favours. Do you leave a tip? That is also remembered.

You were robbed because all it takes is to raise the car, then support the engine: remove 8 bolts, replace 2 mountings, replace 8 bolts. Support the gearbox, do similar work. Cost: 1 hour plus parts, about £50. So now please remove the groan.

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Went to the garage quick enough, good thing as the mechanic said driving longer with that sound would just make it worse, its like a chain reaction.
This is good advice. If it is a failed engine mount, the increased vibration will put additional strain on the other mounts, causing them to fail sooner rather than later.
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Men in garages are obsessed with sex
No, ALL men are obsessed with sex (and a lot of women, too)!

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Men in garages are obsessed with sex, .
Trust me, that will all change when i walk in dressed in a skirt..

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Wonder if that is right or not, bit of an urban legend that short skirted ladies get cheaper deals done then say a tubby fella asking to get his car fixed..
If that is so, i ( a tubby fella) will show up in a skirt with the next car service, see what i get done
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Re: Knocking sound in the car

Salut,

What is the kilometrage of the engine? Actually, it could be valves hitting cam shafts, when the last time you measured valve clearence?

Does it tick when the engine is cold or hot or all the time?
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Salut,

What is the kilometrage of the engine? Actually, it could be valves hitting cam shafts, when the last time you measured valve clearence?

Does it tick when the engine is cold or hot or all the time?
160k.

No idea when valve clearance was measured, had a big service done 2 months back.

First I had a feeling, it was only doing it with a cold engine, but I have noticed it sometimes on a hot engine too.

Appointment with the garage today after work!
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Re: Knocking sound in the car

Well, could it be that because of their "big service" the engine started to make these noises?

What exactly did they changed in big service? Timing belt? Normally, when changing timeing belt on V engines (I had Opel Omega B, 2.5 V6) they have to inspect cam shafts, so, they should have found any problems with valves before when doing this big service ...

Last time I was doing this on my Omega (in Ukraine) they found a crack in camshaft, so I had to change it.

If it disappears with time (when engine gets hotter) most likely it is valves.
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Well, could it be that because of their "big service" the engine started to make these noises?

What exactly did they changed in big service? Timing belt?
No, the noises started recently, more than 2 months after the service.

No, no belt was changed. By big service I only meant the relative bigness, of the small-big-small-big cycle of services. Nothing special was found during the service, but it was with an indie garage. I trust the guy though.
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No, the noises started recently, more than 2 months after the service.

No, no belt was changed. By big service I only meant the relative bigness, of the small-big-small-big cycle of services. Nothing special was found during the service, but it was with an indie garage. I trust the guy though.

Could it be something as simple as having bought lower octane gas than you're supposed to. Maybe watered down gasoline? Have you been to any shady gas stations?
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Can you record video and put it on youtube? With open hood of course
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Could it be something as simple as having bought lower octane gas than you're supposed to. Maybe watered down gasoline? Have you been to any shady gas stations?
No, should not be.
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Can you record video and put it on youtube? With open hood of course
Hehe, no. Would rather take it to the mechanic who will have a look.

Btw, forgot to mention, had this signal start blinking a couple of times (each time for a few seconds) in the last two days:



Looked it up in the booklet, and it said that this could mean problems with the electronics or the exhaust.
Will report back what the mechanic says.
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Yes, this indicator means that there is something wrong with the electronics - a sensor is reporting some malfunction.

Your car is OBD equipped, so machanic can connect OBD reader and read last errors - it will give him some clues.
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Hehe, no. Would rather take it to the mechanic who will have a look.

Btw, forgot to mention, had this signal start blinking a couple of times (each time for a few seconds) in the last two days:



Looked it up in the booklet, and it said that this could mean problems with the electronics or the exhaust.
Will report back what the mechanic says.
thats the engine warning light get it to a garage ASAP!!! unless you have an obd2 code reader and can read the stored codes of your car. I ignored my engine warning light flashing on occasionally in a nissan primera, the timing chain was on the way out and snapped, stripping the engine of just about everything inside.

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Can you record video and put it on youtube? With open hood of course
I think it was this basically....

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