Fordmods Logo

engine making funny sounds 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 15 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: engine making funny sounds
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:33 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

Hey guys

I am after a little advice. I recently replaced my engine as it looked like it had blown a HG or at least corroded the block. The waterpump was f**k as was the thermo stat.
Anyway, all was good and the car was running great until recently.
It has started making a funny sound. It is hard to describe but it sort of sounds like a gurgle somewhere in the block/head.

The engine has a warranty of 6 months but it was done in canberra and I am in Sydney.

Anyway I was wondering if anyone had come across something like this or knows what the sound might be???

The radiator has been tested and was fine, new water pump and the overflow bottle has not dropped much at all since the engine was replaced.

anyway help would be great

cheers

James
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4849

Joined: 19th Feb 2005

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: BA Falcon Suzy Across

Power: 178 rwkw

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

like a liquid making a gurgly sound?

 

_________________

178.3 rwkw
15.1@96 mph
Now with 3.9 shrooms

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:36 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 8590

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: AU Fairlane 5.0, KE Laser, 01 Kw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Is it making a thumping sound?
Kind of like a little man inside tapping with a hammer?
Is this while it's running or after you turn it off?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 5:51 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

hey guys

yes a liquid making a gurgling sound. no thumping that i can hear. not tappet noise or pinging as far as i can tell. very strange. never heard anything like it
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 1052

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: NC II Fairlane

Location: Newcastle
NSW, Australia

sounds like to much oil causing the crankshaft to make this gurgling noise...drop some oil and see if it does it.

 

_________________

"Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it. It's too risky. You get a sense of it and then you look away."

Now with el thermos fitted.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 8590

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: AU Fairlane 5.0, KE Laser, 01 Kw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Things like that are hard to describe, and hard to tell without hearing it for ourselves.

The thumping i was talking about is usually caused by a blockage in the cooling system... And yes it sounds like a man inside with a hammer, usually after you turn it off.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:24 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

hmmm oil level is lower than the halfway mark on the dipstick, or just spot on.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:26 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

Walker wrote:
Things like that are hard to describe, and hard to tell without hearing it for ourselves.

The thumping i was talking about is usually caused by a blockage in the cooling system... And yes it sounds like a man inside with a hammer, usually after you turn it off.


yeah i know, i guess best thing is to take it to a mechanic and get him to have a quick listen.

i would like to take it to the place that did the work but am not 100% taking it on a 300km drive until i know what is wrong. there is only a soud when engine running.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:27 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 46

Posts: 8590

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 5 images

Ride: AU Fairlane 5.0, KE Laser, 01 Kw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Yeah i wouldn't be taking the trip either, maybe take it somewhere else to diagnose and if it's cheap enough then get them to do it.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:43 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 30

Posts: 99

Joined: 27th Jun 2006

Ride: ED Falcon

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

My old Suzuki Swift made a horrible gurgling noise, turned out the water pump was leaking coolant..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:00 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

i would be surprised if that were the case and EXTREMELY p****d considering I just had a grand new one put in in june. I guess I really just need to get a competant mechanic to have a squiz.

Was hoping that someone might have encounered something similar.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 37

Posts: 1052

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: NC II Fairlane

Location: Newcastle
NSW, Australia

jimmmy wrote:
hmmm oil level is lower than the halfway mark on the dipstick, or just spot on.


well a mate had the same noise and it turned out to be a worn crankshaft....very expensive to replace $1000+...so he got a second hand engine filled with super thin oil(dumb C***)...what viscosity oil are you using?

 

_________________

"Looking at cleavage is like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it. It's too risky. You get a sense of it and then you look away."

Now with el thermos fitted.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 7:36 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

well the engine has a 6 month warranty so not too worried about cost etc. identifcation is really the issue.

I cannot remember the oil but it was put in when the engine was replaced. The brand begins with M and is australian made. The viscosity was not exactly the same as what the manufacturer says closer to a diesel viscosity from memroy. i remeber questioning them and they said they did not put anything but this oil in cars they serviced. The work was done by Ford spares in canberra.
wish i could remeber the name of the oil, not motorcraft.
cheers

James
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:38 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 91

Joined: 25th Jul 2006

Ride: xf ute

Location: Tumut
NSW, Australia

the noise you hear is most likey the water in your motor expanding and the r/cap is releseing the hot water into the coolent bottle next time you get it hot turn off the motor get under the bonnet and put your ear next to coolent over flow bottle and see if its from there
the coolent go in and out of this all the time when the engine is hot it fills up but when it get cooler it empty back into the motor

your engine may begetting to hot flash the radator
at work drive a hilux 4x4 that in the summer if driven hard over heated so when you turn off motor it boiled into this overflow bottle making noise
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:45 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Posts: 28

Joined: 15th Apr 2006

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

hey mate

thanx for the reply

the sound is definately coming from the engine and not the overflow bottle. I will have another listen tomorrow though. I am pretty sure the sure is only a recent thing too.
When I went to pick it up when the engine was first put in, the car was warmed up from cold and the only sound I could here was the injectors ticking. me and the mechanic both remarked about this.
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 15 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:32 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names