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Old 11-02-2005, 06:25 PM
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1990 oldsmobile eighty eight royale

For since i have had my car, its made a ticking noise from the eingie. It really quite annoying and ive never been able to figure it out. I dont think its a big problem since its been running fine all the time but its just an irritant.
Take a look at these videos and you will see what im talking about.

Idleing: http://media.putfile.com/Idle88
Shutting off, it makes a weird noise, like a cough: http://media.putfile.com/Growl16

General Info:
-Noise is coming from the back of the engine(the end near the cabin)
-Catalytic converter rattled last year but doesn't anymore, even if i hit it meaning that it all probally broke up and went out the back
-I opened the cap where you fill the oil while it was running and can tell that its not coming from them.
-Gets faster as i rev the engine


ANY help or ideas are very welcome. THX


EDIT: Another video of the camera going around the engine and opening the oil cap
http://media.putfile.com/Idle2
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So does anyone know how to fix this or is this just normal?
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This is one of those things I just don't lose sleep over. I noticed my Olds has that slight tick you described and occasionally my car will "cough". But unless your car "Shakes, Rattles and Rolls" I would just turn the radio up a little louder.
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Mine makes the cough sometimes.
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Thanks i guess i will just let it be. It runs good so i dont think its anything bad.
If anyone has gotten this figured out tho please tell.
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Originally Posted by Logan
Mine makes the cough sometimes.

I'm not sure if this is Snake Oil, but people swear (@#$%!) by it!!!
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