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Old 09-04-2003, 20:14   #1 (permalink)
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Engine Rattle after Reving

Guys, try and help me out here!

Was in my EA the other day, it was stationary and i gave it a hard free rev. It would not be possible to rev it that hard when driving. After i took my foot of the accelerator, i heard a rattle noise that lasted for about 10 seconds. Sounds as though metal is hitting together.
I am thinking it may be the clutch plate, or around that area.
WHat do you guys think, have any of you had this problem?
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Re: Engine Rattle after Reving

may be ur engine mounts
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Old 09-04-2003, 20:30   #3 (permalink)
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dose the noise happen when you slightly press the accelorator while driving?
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Old 09-04-2003, 21:04   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Engine Rattle after Reving

I had that problem. It was the cat with broken pieces floating around inside (stuffed cat). Only happened when i took my foot off the accelerator and let the revs go down. Same problem u are having it sounds like.
I had my cat replaced and hey presto.... no more rattling and engine ran better.
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Re: Engine Rattle after Reving

Sounds that way, doesn't it.
Pazza, can you do it a few more times and try to pinpoint where it's coming from?
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Old 09-05-2003, 21:42   #6 (permalink)
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it sounds as though its coming from under the drivers seat, around the back and bottom of the block. I took off the flywheel inspection plate and had a look around there, but couldnt see anything that was unusual.

Hope you guys can help me!
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Yep it'll be the cat I reckon. You can either knock the guts out of it (illegal, but who will know?) or buy a new one (expensive).
The easy way to tell is to take it off and shake it - if it rattles, it's cactus.
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Old 09-06-2003, 18:43   #8 (permalink)
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Well i took of the cat, and it was stuffed. It had started to melt lol. You couldn't even see through it. So not sure what im going to do yet, illegal or expensive.... Hmmmm
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Re: Engine Rattle after Reving

Illegal can also be expensive (large fines), do the right thing and get another one. If you live out in the bush, and not in danger of gassing everyone to death, you could probably get away without one.

I just noticed you had an earlier post on black smoke out of the exhaust, sounds like a rich mixture, this will kill the cat. When you get the new cat on, get the fuel mixture right or it will go out again.

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Get a new cat, do it for a cleaner environment. Car owners are responsible for clean air. I live in New Zealand where there are no emmissions laws but I strongly encourage catalytic converters and well tuned engines for a cleaner atmosphere.
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