[V8] engine rattle
ekellock at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 18:10:03 EDT 2006
On my 5spd it's really noticeable. So much so that I won't be using it
until I've changed it.
Sunday I changed the thermostat on the '90 V8 (the old one was opening too
soon so not much hvac heat in the winter). I'm pretty sure I recognized a
similar sound coming from it too. It's not nearly as bad as my 5spd, but as
I suspected, it looks like I'll be doing both of these.
On both, I changed everything else, belt rollers, idlers, tensioner, damper,
damper arm, friction pad, w/p of course. I just don't recall ever seeing
mention of the oil pump bearing as a maintenance item. If I had, I'd have
done it for sure. Guess I'm really going to hone my V8 t-belt skills here
pretty soon. Fortunately with my 5spd needing it first, I should be pretty
proficient when I do the '90 which really needs to be out of service for as
little time as possible.
Oh yeah, from the look of the inside of the right front summer wheel I just
took off, it needs a new outer passenger side cv boot up front too.
I used my gf's Firebird today to go to the hardware store and a doctor's
appt. It's been drizzling since yesterday. No way I'd give up quattro.
And all in all, the V8's together have been less trouble than one 200 or one
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of dsaad at icehouse.net
> Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 5:32 PM
> To: v8 at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: [V8] engine rattle
> Many of us have had this happen right after a t-belt job. It
> seems the bearing for the oil pump does not like to play nice
> with a new timing belt for some reason. The usual cure is to
> replace this bearing - which of course means removing the
> t-belt again. It is not clear that the old bearing is really
> bad - it just gets noisy.
> The noise also radiates all over the motor - just to make
> diagnosos more fun.
> You might also have a look at the damper assembly - including
> the friction pad.
> Quoting Peter Sikkila <p.sikkila2 at comcast.net>:
> > I too have this rattle from the same area of my 93. I
> bought it from
> > the 2nd owner with 110k and the original timing components.
> Drove it
> > home and parked it until I could change the belt and all related
> > parts. I never heard the rattle before I replaced all of the timing
> > components,but it was "new" 93. I have 2 90's & a 91 parts
> donner so I
> > was just drooling over the 93 and not really listening to
> > Now, after the belt change there is this distinct noise from the
> > drivers side head. It is not there when the engine is cold.
> Once the
> > engine comes up to temp. you can here the "rattle". I went
> back in and
> > completely tore it all down & rechecked everything
> including the oil
> > pump bearing.I couldn't find anything that was wrong. Put
> it all back
> > together, runs great, but the rattle is still there when it's up to
> > temp. I can buy into the lifter theory,but to me it really doesn't
> > sound like one that is bleeding down. The "rattle" seems to
> come from
> > the timing belt teeth meeting the cam gear. I too would
> like to find
> > the reason for the 'rattle!
> > Regards
> > Peter
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