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Old 02-19-2011, 09:36 AM
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Default My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

What's the best way to make the engine stop knocking? It only does it when it's first started in the morning, stops once it warms up.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

This is for your jeep? is it a knock or a tick or a tap? knocking is usually rod/main bearings and you would S.O.L. tick or tap, prolly just lifters/cam if ohc. Maybe try a thinner oil...?
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

Yeah it's for the Jeep, since i've never owned a V8 it's hard for me to tell what it is. What would be some other indications of rod/bearing problems? Now that I think about it, it sounds kind of like a diesel, until it gets warm anyway. Could it be piston slap?

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Old 02-19-2011, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

Yeah alot GM vehicles do the same thing. You can rebuild it, and thats about it.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:44 PM
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or swap in a sbf
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:52 PM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

oil change, better brand filter, oil treatment, only 30w oil, rebuild, you pick.. its called cold start "main chatter"
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:58 PM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

umm guys GM does not make jeep lol

and it sounds like lifters try a different oil and if that does not work try replacing the lifters

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umm guys GM does not make jeep lol

and it sounds like lifters try a different oil and if that does not work try replacing the lifters
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

my ranger makes a ton of noise on cold start (-20 deg Celsius), i just let it idle for about 10 seconds and then drive it, its a truck and I'm usually colder than it so i want it to warm up as fast as possible
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

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umm guys GM does not make jeep lol
Correct, Chrysler does.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:09 AM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

Regardless of who makes it, it still has aluminum head in and iron block so its safe to say its a possibility to get piston slap. I'll try better oil/filter and check the lifters. Thanks guys!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:38 AM
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Default Re: My uh "Ranger" yeah the "Ranger" is Knocking

def. the lifters. my sonata did the same thing, and it got gradually worse even in the summer it would do it so i added the lucas compound and it now only does it when its really cold
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