Boss 290 Engine Noise - Take 2
Well the problem still exists after the dealer having the car for 8 working days, they replaced a cam tensioner and 2 lifters (1 exhaust, 1 inlet) on the drivers side of the motor. Which made it quieter at start up and idle, but the noise persists under power.. Now originally i was told to drive the car for 2 weeks to see what I thought and if it was still a problem to then bring it back in. Today i saw another pursuit in the dealership getting serviced (i only work across the road) so i rang the service dude to ask if i could bring mine in and compare.. To which he replied 'there's no point, yours doesn't have the original exhaust fitted'. So now the story has changed of today and I'm told they won't look at it anymore as it's an exhaust problem, if I had the original exhaust still fitted there would be no noise. Now as i told them I would agree to that if the motor was noisy on both sides, but the passenger side is dead quiet (except for the normal mechanical noises u would expect from cams etc). I've spoken to FPV and the dealer about this, FPV CRC are pretty helpful and are looking into it for me, but what i've suggested is that i'll get the original exhaust re-fitted to rule that problem out.. only drawback, gonna cost $... but in the long run i'm prepared to do it cause I just want my car fixed and running like it should.. I did mention to FPV that if that was the case then I'd want to know if they would re-imburse all or part of the cost. and on the flip side, well if it turns out to be an exhaust problem (I highly doubt it) well I'll wear it and put up with the noise.
So what i was hoping, was that i could hear from any GT/GTP/Pursuit owners with herrod exhausts fitted as to whether their car is noisier now (ticking noise, the only way i can liken it is to an old style tappet noise). I highly doubt this is the case, but I'd like to hear from you guys out there. Even better, if you're in the Brisbane area I'd like to get together and compare and have a chat. So I guess the best way would be for you to private message me.
Hope to hear from you all soon!