Re: LOUD engine tapping in my 1988 Bronco II 2.9 V-6 engine. WTF?????
On Thu 11 Aug 2005 07:57:05p, Tom Levigne assaulted the computer and came up
> I know these engines have valve noises sometimes after 100,000 miles, but
> mine is wierd.
> Some times it makes a very loud tapping noise like the whole F'n engine is
> coming apart.
> Other times it runs so quiet its like brand new. NS.
> This vehicle has 128,500 miles on it.
> Do you think I need a new engine?
> Is this engine likely to STB and leave me stranded?
> Or do they go like this forever with no problem other then the tapping
> thank you,
> Tom L.
damn! something dropped down in it? could be demons, but sounds like
something is in there that shouldn't be. On the other hand, I've had
extremely noisey engines that knocked and banged for 30k miles and more. But
if it's not consistently obnoxious, I'd venture to guess there's something in
there that shouldn't be or something that isn't where it belongs.