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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
engine when cold (valves *clicking*),

when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.

-If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?

-Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?

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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>
> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>
> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>
> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>
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It could be the dreaded "piston slap"...
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
"El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote:

> I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
> engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>
> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>
> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>
> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>


Are you saying it started then?

How many miles on it... does it use oil?

Find the exhaust manifold and tap with the balde of a screwdriver, then
with a regular hammer... which does it most sound like?

Anyway.. given probable mileage and some wear... wouldnt hurt to use Mobil
1, 10w30

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
El Bandito wrote:
> I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
> engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>
> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>
> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>
> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>
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Since the engine was changed only 3 weeks ago, I'd check for loose
bolts.

The 'clicking' could be anything on a Zetec.

While tapping in the area of the exhaust manifold, check the bolts
holding the heat shield on. If one of the four bolts are missing, it
will make
a clicking sound. ...assuming there is a heat shield there to begin
with ;-)

Yes, the valve clearances are adjustable.

sjm
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Need to know if it is a new engine, reman or bone yard engine.
"El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>
> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>
> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>
> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>
> --
>
> (\_ _/)
> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
El Bandito wrote:
> I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
> engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>
> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>
> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>
> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>
> --
>
> (\_ _/)
> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.



....and a warranty on the first one?
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Warranty? on the original engine?

Forget it. the car is 10 years old, has 175,000KMs on it, and it was bought
from someone I know.

The new engine has 124,000 on it.

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<[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> El Bandito wrote:
>> I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>> engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>>
>> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>>
>> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>>
>> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>>
>> --
>>
>> (\_ _/)
>> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
>> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

>
>
> ...and a warranty on the first one?
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Scrap yard.

Compression seems to be about equal on all cylinders, no jitter whatsoever.
As I mentionned, it about stops doing it when warmed up.

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"Fred Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Need to know if it is a new engine, reman or bone yard engine.
> "El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>>engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>>
>> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>>
>> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>>
>> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>>
>> --
>>
>> (\_ _/)
>> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
>> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
>>

>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
"Backyard Mechanic" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>> engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>>
>> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>>
>> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>>
>> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>>

>
> Are you saying it started then?


Well, the first week it wasn't so cold, on the original engine was doing the
same (to a lesser extent).

When cold (below -5), it really goes at it until warmed up. afterwards it's
not worse than any other 10-year old car on the streets.

>


> How many miles on it... does it use oil?


124,000 KM, around 78k if my conversion is right. Doesn't seem to use oil,
level has been the same for a month (1500KM)

No blue smoke or strange smell from the exhaust.

I don't mind if it goes clickety-click when cold (but it makes my car sound
like an old beater).

I will have it looked over by the guys who changed it, but I hate leaving
the car 50 miles from home for a couple of days (taking the bus to work is 2
hours instead of 30 minutes)

>
> Find the exhaust manifold and tap with the balde of a screwdriver, then
> with a regular hammer... which does it most sound like?
>


You mean if it sounds like the screwdriver or the hammer?

> Anyway.. given probable mileage and some wear... wouldnt hurt to use Mobil
> 1, 10w30
>


That's synthetic, right?

Thanks...

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> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
El Bandito wrote:
> Warranty? on the original engine?
>
> Forget it. the car is 10 years old, has 175,000KMs on it, and it was bought
> from someone I know.
>
> The new engine has 124,000 on it.



....by chance is the check engine light on....or has the check engine
light come on, then go off, ...and then come on and go off?
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
A compression test will only tell you if an engine is makeing cylinder
pressure. It will not tell you the condition of the bearings or other
rotating parts. Hope you got some kind of warranty with the junk yard
engine, you need to try to enforce it.
"El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Scrap yard.
>
> Compression seems to be about equal on all cylinders, no jitter
> whatsoever. As I mentionned, it about stops doing it when warmed up.
>
> --
>
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> "Fred Miller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Need to know if it is a new engine, reman or bone yard engine.
>> "El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>>I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>>>engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>>>
>>> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>>>
>>> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>>>
>>> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> (\_ _/)
>>> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
>>> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
>>>

>>
>>

>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
It's not a new engine, not even a remanufactured. Don't call it one. BTW how
much did it cost with installation?
"El Bandito" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Warranty? on the original engine?
>
> Forget it. the car is 10 years old, has 175,000KMs on it, and it was
> bought from someone I know.
>
> The new engine has 124,000 on it.
>
> --
>
> (\_ _/)
> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>>
>> El Bandito wrote:
>>> I just had the engine changed about 3 weeks ago. It sounds like a diesel
>>> engine when cold (valves *clicking*),
>>>
>>> when warm, it's a lot better, but I can still hear some noise at idle.
>>>
>>> -If I use synthetic oil, would it be better?
>>>
>>> -Can the valves be adjusted on that engine?
>>>
>>> --
>>>
>>> (\_ _/)
>>> (='.'=) This is Bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your
>>> (")_(") signature to help him gain world domination.

>>
>>
>> ...and a warranty on the first one?
>>

>
>
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Fred Miller wrote:
> It's not a new engine, not even a remanufactured. Don't call it one. BTW how
> much did it cost with installation?



heck...a Zetec with 30K - 40K miles on ebay goes for about $500.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Nope...

I'll have it checked out by someone else this weekend.

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<[email protected]> wrote in message
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>
> El Bandito wrote:
>> Warranty? on the original engine?
>>
>> Forget it. the car is 10 years old, has 175,000KMs on it, and it was
>> bought
>> from someone I know.
>>
>> The new engine has 124,000 on it.

>
>
> ...by chance is the check engine light on....or has the check engine
> light come on, then go off, ...and then come on and go off?
>
 
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