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#1 happydude2012

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:15 PM

today, i tried to drive my car - the "tapping" noise ive been hearing for a while was ten times worse and my rockers sounded like a bag of marbles.

Yesterday i had the rockers off to inspect them, no issues there, bit of valve stem flattening but nothing enormously wrong - so rockers went back on and it chucked it down and in i went.

 

Ive had advice from the forums best and brightest.....i think i know whats wrong - so whats the new clacking and rattling with the rockers.

 

So back to today - i drove the little ones to the chippy in a rainstorm and im thinking oh my god the engines exploded/ing/about to explode. 

Sat at the table wondering what else i could do before the engine comes out and everything goes wrong, and then it hit me............fitted the rockers back on...check......torqued the head bolts.....check.......re-set the valve clearances........er.......reset the valve clearances.............(head on table moment) 

Facial expressions as follows.

 

:mmkay:  :ermm:  O_O  :withstupid:  :xxx:  :xxx:  :xxx:  :xxx:  :mrcool:<---- this last one is me playing it cool and quietly walking back out to the car to quietly set them.

 

and low and behold, its running fine again.

 

why have i shamed myself publicly in-front of miniforums  elite mini demographic?

 

because i damn well deserve it.

 

 

 

 



#2 cal844

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:27 PM

today, i tried to drive my car - the "tapping" noise ive been hearing for a while was ten times worse and my rockers sounded like a bag of marbles.
Yesterday i had the rockers off to inspect them, no issues there, bit of valve stem flattening but nothing enormously wrong - so rockers went back on and it chucked it down and in i went.

Ive had advice from the forums best and brightest.....i think i know whats wrong - so whats the new clacking and rattling with the rockers.

So back to today - i drove the little ones to the chippy in a rainstorm and im thinking oh my god the engines exploded/ing/about to explode.
Sat at the table wondering what else i could do before the engine comes out and everything goes wrong, and then it hit me............fitted the rockers back on...check......torqued the head bolts.....check.......re-set the valve clearances........er.......reset the valve clearances.............(head on table moment)
Facial expressions as follows.

:mmkay: :ermm: O_O :withstupid: :xxx: :xxx: :xxx: :xxx: :mrcool:<---- this last one is me playing it cool and quietly walking back out to the car to quietly set them.

and low and behold, its running fine again.

why have i shamed myself publicly in-front of miniforums elite mini demographic?

because i damn well deserve it.


We've all been there, easy mistake. The good thing is it's not noisy once you reset the clearances

#3 sonikk4

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:27 PM

In those immortal words "poop happens". The fact you have acknowledged your mistake publicly shows bravery.

Yup you will feel stupid but no harm dome and a salutary lesson to all.

Edited by yeti21586, 10 August 2018 - 07:42 PM.
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#4 Anthony30

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:04 PM

What a Rodney.  :lol:



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:56 PM

Still does not account why you have 1 mm less lift on lobe no.1, that cam needs changing. The noise will return.

Ac

Edited by ACDodd, 10 August 2018 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:57 PM

It happens to the best of us. I was adjusting my hilos and had the wheels on and off countless times. Finally got bored and left it alone. Next morning on the way to work I had a moment of horror when I glimpsed down and spotted 3 wheel nuts on the passenger floor. Thankfully I hadn’t picked up much speed due to the wobble....

Edited by Minigman, 10 August 2018 - 08:58 PM.


#7 happydude2012

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 05:54 AM

Still does not account why you have 1 mm less lift on lobe no.1, that cam needs changing. The noise will return.

Ac

agreed but at least i can drive it ha ha



#8 blacktulip

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:07 AM

No offence but.... Wally 😁




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