Dangit guys... seems like one problem after the next and it'* only the first day. I think I'm in trouble this time.
Loud knocking noise at idle and low RPM. Once the car is accelerating the noise goes away. Also, the temp. guage gets very close to approaching red.
At first I thought it was spark knock (detonation), but it'* at low RPMs. Spark knock is the other way around. So now I'm thinking it'* something to do with the timing.
What do you guys think? Anyone ever run into this with their car?
(at the very least, i'm disconnecting my battery for about half an hour to reset the computer because of weird instrument panel behavior)
on edit: found this doing a search:
.... This guy has the exact same symptom, but never posted if the harmonic balancer was the problem or not. :(