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Help Identify This Strange Noise Please

PostPost by: Panda » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:53 am

Hi Steve, Well done for spotting the problem. You do however, seem to have an exhaust leak. Get a 3 foot length of garden hose and put one end to your ear and then poke the other end all over the manifold pipes etc. I am sure you will find a leakage in that area.
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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks Alan, I?ll do just that. Can I ask what it was you heard to raise your suspicion?

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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 pm

(There is an electric fan runnning by the way)
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PostPost by: Panda » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Hi Steve, It's just a very distinctive noise I have heard a thousand times of an exhaust leakage from one or more of the pipes or flange gaskets. Not a major leakage, just enough to be heard. Should be easily located with the hose test.
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PostPost by: Stevie-Heathie » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:20 pm

Update: Turns out the noise was actually from my clutch adjustment nuts which had come loose.
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