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Re: Turkey kind of sound
>OK, maybe not "rattly" (lifters I describe tapping, other's use rattle,
>I know), how about "loose" or even "gobbly" (yes, like a turkey, that
>last one is a stretch, but if you've heard the sound, you'd know what
>I mean). It's coming from the front.
DOH! Another turkey in the engine!!
This sound showed up on my car immediately following a timing belt and
water pump replacement that I performed. At first, I thought I had done
something wrong, but I rechecked my work and everything seemed to be
OK. The sound only occurs in the RPM range right above idle, and sounds
EXACTLY like a turkey gobble-gobble (notice my highly accurate, technical
terms here). I have not noticed the noise lately, but I could just be
inured to it by now. After several thousand miles of driving it like
this, I am not inclined to delve back into the front end. The engine
seems to run well, without any harmful effects from whatever causes the
Someone else mentioned a "noise" from their water pump (two of them,
actually) in the 1100-1500 rpm range. I don't know for sure, but this
sounds like it might be the same problem.
'85 Coupe GT, doesn't much like Thanksgiving!
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