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 Post subject: Mad clunking noise
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways

Age: 49

Posts: 763

Joined: 5th Nov 2005

Ride: EF Fairmont

Location: oberon
NSW, Australia

The missus came into work today after driving to and from bathurst, with the engine making a heavy clunking noise that sounded almost like a spun bearing on the crank but slower than engine rpm and from the top of the motor not the bottom. It was almost like a valve was hitting the piston so I told her to take the car home and not drive it. When I got off work I started the car and there was a loud tappet rattel for a short time but no clunk that I heard earlier and no other strange engine noises. I havent been game enough to drive it in fear of further damage but the noise I heard was from the front of the engine and sounded to be from the top end. Car is 94 ef 5.0l auto with 191000k's. Any ideas



ef fairmont ghia 5.0L
classy cruiser

 Post subject: Re: Mad clunking noise
Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:35 pm 
Parts Gopher

Age: 39

Posts: 94

Joined: 27th Sep 2009

Ride: eb xr8 falcon/1966 xr fairmont

Location: Elizabeth Grove
SA, Australia

sounds like maybe a lifter, rocker, bent push rod, or valve has let go. i have had all of these happen on other makes and models of cars.
u need to take the rocker covers off and have a look see whle some one turnes it over
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