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Unread 09-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #196
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Understandbly. That is a quick way to check for the slack, I actually forgot about that method.

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Unread 09-28-2010, 04:08 PM   #197
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Yeah, so, I dunno really what to do other than that. I need my dang daily driver back, I'm getting more and more nervous about this thing crapping out on me.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #198
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Well, I found I have some endplay in my crank, which is a very bad thing. I'm told that if i have enough to see or feel, its way too much.

I guess this motor is pretty old and tired, huh? Dunno what this really means yet though. No worries.
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Unread 10-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #199
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How long till the Magnum is back? Must be some major bodywork?
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Unread 10-05-2010, 03:04 PM   #200
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I have it back, took like a week of actual work. she looks pretty good. not perfect, but im satisfied. Went for a ride this weekend to help my buddy do a photoshoot with some model.

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Unread 10-06-2010, 12:22 PM   #201
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Need pics of said model.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 09:42 PM   #202
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So I went out to unbolt my flexplate from the torque converter to get a better idea of it's condition, but never got there.

I was looking at my heat riser on the passenger side exhaust manifold...and when i grabbed a hold of it, I noticed the entire unit wiggled a bit....well thats not good, cant seal very well if it moves.

So, with a bit of difficulty i got the bolts off and pulled the heat riser. Well, here's the exhaust flange gasket from that side. Think this seals up very well?

Old vs. new:



As you can see, the cardboard was gone and all that remained was the mesh center, and it was clearly missing a little something, haha.

I figured I'd check the other side as well.

What do ya know...


it was disgustingly crunch and burnt, full of cracks and holes and gaps.

Well, tossed em on, bolted everything back up, started her up, went for a drive...

Once my belts stopped screaming it sounded like a new truck. Holy crap, its soooo quiet now. Before it sounded all raspy and like it was struggling, now its so quiet and smooth.

And....I decided to fire her up with the exhaust off....hahah, lemmie tell you what....a 360 on open manifolds sounds crazy. This video does it NO justice. I think my neighbors hate me even though it only ran for about a minute.


Anyway, it didnt change the sound I'm trying to track down, but it sure lets me hear it alot more clearly now! And sadly, i can hear it under load now too.

Oh well, one step at a time!
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Unread 10-08-2010, 10:14 PM   #203
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Get a sawed-off broomstick and use it as a stethoscope to hear if you can pin point the noise. Just be careful around the fan, that hurts.
I hate to say it, but thats a really loud knock and it sounds like you have a bad piston rod bearing. You could drop the pan and see if you have any slack in the bearings.
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Unread 10-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #204
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Get a sawed-off broomstick and use it as a stethoscope to hear if you can pin point the noise. Just be careful around the fan, that hurts.
I hate to say it, but thats a really loud knock and it sounds like you have a bad piston rod bearing. You could drop the pan and see if you have any slack in the bearings.
I have an actual mechanics stethoscope. Lots of people say it DOESNT sound like a knock, so, who knows.

I'm planning to drop the pan sooner or later.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #205
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Looking and sounding pretty good. I remember when my buddy disconnected his pipes from the manifold on his AMC 401. I was never sure why he did it but it was obnoxious.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 10:44 PM   #206
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im in love with your waggy, its amazing.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 08:39 AM   #207
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Dude that sounds awesome. I would just run straight pipes all the way out back. Do you not have a set of headers on that beast yet? Please tell me no more body damage.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 10:22 AM   #208
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Bad head gasket?

My friends TJ had a similar "tapping" noise when his head gasket went.
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Unread 10-11-2010, 02:05 PM   #209
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Could be, but it sounds like bottom end noise.

Magnum is making noises now too. This blows.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 09:17 AM   #210
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