Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Ottawa Ontario
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here is my recent encounter described as accurately and detailed as possible;
on my way home the other day I thought I'd open up the new engine ,had it cruisin at 120 km all of a sudden it started to lose power. I noticed the temp started to go up and the oil light flickering when turning into the off ramp. As I came to the stop sign the engine went from a quiet to loud knocking at idle. On my drive back to my garage I noticed the knocking to be on and off, and at times the oil light went off. under the hood I noticed the knock was quieter with an occasional loud knock but in no particular pattern, the knock came low in the engine. the engine was also running smooth and otherwise quiet. today I was ready to yank the engine when I gave it another start, the knock was there but quickly went away. oil light stayed off, temp stayed level. and the motor ran very smoothly. the motor is a 1600 lower block with a modified samurai top end, isky cam, thorley, pony carb.
did I just trip? what happened?