1989 Daihatsu Charade 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 97.000 miles
Just replaced blown head gasket, timing belt, idler, water pump, and all other related gaskets. Engine is clean and all hoses and lines appear intact. Engine starts immediately and runs smoothly, however for the first 3-5 seconds there is a high-pitched whistling noise. When I restart the engine several times (after waiting a couple of minutes before each restart), and the operating temperature slowly rises, the whistling gradually diminishes to zero. And when I restart the fully warmed-up engine, there is no whistling.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 AT 10:29 AM