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Help with 1.3 tapping hard just after excelleration?
Ok, I'm driving it daily, but there is a rap tap tap tap noise hammering between acceleration and idle. One person tells me it's a wrist pin, another says main bearings...heck I don't know what it is... I even went back to the engine rebuilder and let him listen to it, and he didn't know if it was in the head or bottom end. It does hammer louder than lifters noise, it's not detectable at start up or when driving slow and normal...but wind it out a bit and when I let off the gas just a little there it is. If I let off the gas all the way it goes away. sometimes I notice it more after it warms up, and between shifts. It's a 1.3 I got from "johns foreign engines" and the first time it did what I just described, it was winter (2 years ago) and -5 degrees out... I saved up my money for a long time and had the bottom end rebuilt by a local rebuilder in Brookville Ohio, I ran great till the last winter and I was pulling a t-bird out of the snow. It was alot of strain on the motor... It was also -5 degrees again, and it started doing it again? HELP! All the rebuilder did was put new bearings in the first time... Yes there was some gas in the oil but we put on a new fuel pump and new oil any ideas?