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Old 08-11-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
Tom Levigne
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LOUD engine tapping in my 1988 Bronco II 2.9 V-6 engine. WTF?????

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
noise?

thank you,

Tom L.


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Old 08-11-2005, 22:01   #2 (permalink)
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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
with this:

> 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
> noise?
>
> 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.
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Old 08-12-2005, 04:01   #3 (permalink)
Al Bundy
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Re: LOUD engine tapping in my 1988 Bronco II 2.9 V-6 engine. WTF?????

It sounds like you have one of the old mechanical lifter models that
need adjusting. It would be a good idea to adjust them and clean the
oil returns.

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Old 08-12-2005, 09:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: LOUD engine tapping in my 1988 Bronco II 2.9 V-6 engine. WTF?????

2.9 NEVER had mech lifters

that was the 2.8


"Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
news:1123841320.686620.245010@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> It sounds like you have one of the old mechanical lifter models that
> need adjusting. It would be a good idea to adjust them and clean the
> oil returns.
>



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Old 08-12-2005, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: LOUD engine tapping in my 1988 Bronco II 2.9 V-6 engine. WTF?????


TranSurgeon wrote:
> 2.9 NEVER had mech lifters
>
> that was the 2.8
>
>
> "Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1123841320.686620.245010@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> > It sounds like you have one of the old mechanical lifter models that
> > need adjusting. It would be a good idea to adjust them and clean the
> > oil returns.
> >

Agreed. But could the poster have a 2.8? I know Ford was trying to
unload those old mmechanical 2.8's and put some in pickups and
Aerostars. That was a crime to make somebody adjust them in one of
those Aerostars.

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Old 08-12-2005, 22:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: LOUD engine tapping in my 1988 Bronco II 2.9 V-6 engine. WTF?????

if he has a 2.8. why does the subject line say 2.9 ?


"Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
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>
> TranSurgeon wrote:
> > 2.9 NEVER had mech lifters
> >
> > that was the 2.8
> >
> >
> > "Al Bundy" <MSfortune@mcpmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:1123841320.686620.245010@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com...
> > > It sounds like you have one of the old mechanical lifter models that
> > > need adjusting. It would be a good idea to adjust them and clean the
> > > oil returns.
> > >

> Agreed. But could the poster have a 2.8? I know Ford was trying to
> unload those old mmechanical 2.8's and put some in pickups and
> Aerostars. That was a crime to make somebody adjust them in one of
> those Aerostars.
>



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