Hi there, yes it is a definately pronounced knocking. From where I can tell, the knocking is coming from around the front valve lifters on the far left side of the engine. I checked everywhere around the motor with a mechanic's stethascope as well as with a screwdriver(it still works lol), and that is the only place where the knocking is heard the loudest. I figured it is a collapsed lifter, but I wanted to know if anyone had any other opinions before I decided to tear into it. Oh, I forgot to mention earlier that the car has had this knocking for over 3 years, after an apparent lifter job from a shadetree, with no affects to the drivability of the car at all til now. I have only had the car for 3 months, and it has been very reliable aside from the noise. I had to replace the fuel filter and tune-up the car only because it started the studdering and power loss upon acceleration. Thanks again for all your help and advice.
Saturday, March 1st, 2008 AT 10:57 PM