[V8] engine rattle

kyle leatherwood kyle_leatherwood at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 5 21:09:01 EDT 2006

I have had the same rattle in my 91 V8 5 speed since I purchased it.  Keith 
listened to it and has come up with two solutions....

He had a 4.2 with the same noise and did the following. He replaced all 32 
hydraulic lifters in the heads and replaced the oil pump.  He seems to think 
the noise is actually eminating from the oil pump though.  However, having 
replaced both at the same time he is not exactly sure which caused the noise 
to go away.  I however have a master Audi technician of 18 years working for 
me at my shop and he said the V8's had some lifter problems and has heard 
the noise in mine and swears up and down a new set of lifters will cure the 

Just my 2 cents.


91 V8 5 speed (still sounds like it has screws rattling in a can when it 
warms up)

>From: Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net>
>To: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at gmail.com>,v8 at audifans.com
>Subject: Re: [V8] engine rattle
>Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 20:07:01 -0400
>General consensus of the Audifans V8 list, also recommended on Bruce
>McGuire's German Auto Connection website, former home of Keith Tackett, one
>of the more knowledgeable V8 mechanics around.
>At 05:01 PM 10/5/2006 -0600, Ed Kellock wrote:
> >> Both are recommended for replacement every other TB replacement.
> >
> >Since when and by whom?  That's the first time I've heard that.
> >However, if true, then that's probably what it is because no, I didn't
> >replace the bearing, just the seal.  On both my V8's, come to think of
> >it.  Sweet.
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