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  • avatar MrShift@Edmunds 04/30/11 12:09 pm PST

    Well it's usually not that simple---if you have a rod knock (which is pretty darn loud) you probably have crankshaft damage, and depending on the mileage of the engine, you may be faced with one of those "while we're in there" scenarios where you will want to rebuilt the cylinder head (or at least clean it up) and of course, belts hoses, gaskets, oil pump, etc.


    It might be easier for you to install a good low mileage used engine.

    You'd best be sure you actually have a rod knock and not something that sounds similar, like a loose crankshaft pulley, a loose AC compressor, etc. Have a professional diagnose it for you.




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  • MrShift@Edmunds 04/30/11 12:09 pm PST

    Well it's usually not that simple---if you have a rod knock (which is pretty darn loud) you probably have crankshaft damage, and depending on the mileage of the engine, you may be faced with one of those "while we're in there" scenarios where you will want to rebuilt the cylinder head (or at least clean it up) and of course, belts hoses, gaskets, oil pump, etc.


    It might be easier for you to install a good low mileage used engine.

    You'd best be sure you actually have a rod knock and not something that sounds similar, like a loose crankshaft pulley, a loose AC compressor, etc. Have a professional diagnose it for you.




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