Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Melbourne VIC
Mate. same here. I have been around listening to a whole heap of these engines and 220s and most (like 99%) are noisy. Mine is blueprinted and it is just as bad. I think this is one of those things - you have to put up with it.
Piss poor IMO. Not worthy of a 2001 model car. I can't understand how this passes NVH levels at Ford. Having said that mine was REAL bad when it had the head gasket problem first time around.
I am seriously thinking of trying alloy rocker covers to try and shut mine up. Don't know if it will work though.
Maybe Tickford can explain why these engines are so noisy?
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