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Old 11-25-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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So I started my Bonneville this morning, mind you it wasn't started yesterday, and it'* getting much colder out, around 30 when i first started her...

She had a super low-volume tapping, like you could barely hear it, sticking your ear to the drivers side wheel well allowed you to hear it better, outside of that barely audible, after driving it around 3 minutes and then parking it, it was gone...

This something normal with a car with 140k on it in the cold at startup that I just should leave alone or is it possibly the sign of something worse in the future?
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That my friend is Lifter Chatter.... Normal for it to happen.... And being that it goes away in a couple of minutes, I wouldn't worry about it

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You made my night, hell, you made my week...

I appreciate the input and know you've already given me a better night'* rest...

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If you had a 3400 I'd be explaining Piston slap

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Well then on that note...


3800 Series II FTW!!!
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If you had a 3400 I'd be explaining Piston slap

Blech. 3100'* and 3400'* sound like rocks in a tin can in the morning...



3100 FTL
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ahh yes, lifter chatter, the first time i heard it, it scared the **** out of me, i thought something broke
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Yea usually when its cold it just takes time to warm the oil and let it lube the engine. Mine does for a few seconds every other morning.
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