95 SSEi - Strange "rattling" sound
This was happening before I pulleyed and I assumed it might have been a plug wire slapping against the fan supports but it wasn't. Only when I accelerate from a dead stop, for the first second or two I hear a sound almost like two pieces of plastic smacking against one another. It goes away fast, but it happens every time I accelerate.
Boosty has heard it as well and suggested a possible exhaust manifold leak. The thing I don't understand is why I'd only hear it in those first couple of seconds. I'm sure its not just the engine noise drowning it as I can literally hear it fade away. I've checked for the obvious -- loose cables, loose fittings, and I can't seem to find anything.
1995 SSEi - Totaled on 6/6/6 by some jerk who drank at 9am. WEAR YOUR SEATBELT! It saved my life and it can save yours too.