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Old 12-07-2003, 11:36 AM
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Reducing clatter going up hills

I used to have a problem with a loud clatter when my pickup going up steep hills or under a heavy load. I discovered that my octane was crappy according to a mechanic. So what I did was run the truck till empty, stick the good gas super unleaded (no more grocery store gas!!) stick a can of BG prevenative and soon the clatter was gone!!!! I never thought that crappy gas would make the truck go nuts!!!! I thought i would share that with y'all!! If there are any recommendations i will listen......
 
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Old 12-07-2003, 12:40 PM
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Cleaning the injectors and a fuel filter help also. New plugs and wires could also do the trick. air filter
 
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Old 12-08-2003, 04:26 PM
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Then this one time, at band camp, i had the same problem. I found out I had a flute stuck in my intake. Once I pulled it out, the noise went away.

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Old 12-08-2003, 05:45 PM
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Yea, but did you still get that same whistle from your intake after you removed it?!!?
 
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:28 AM
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no whistle, i still had that darn Tuba stuck in there. I think I ran over a high school band or something because I keep hearing all this marching band music coming from under my hood
 
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:07 AM
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Yea, I hit an accordian player just the other day...man what an annoying sound!
 
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Old 12-09-2003, 10:12 AM
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Was he dressed in "polka" clothes. Did any barrels roll out after you hit him? Did his checkered skirt get stuck in your grill? ha ha ha.

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Old 12-09-2003, 10:20 AM
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Lord, I gotta stop man!

Back to topic -- that's good news Chingao!
 
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Yes, back to topic Tommy.

In addition Tommy, I HAVE to run 93 octane due to my computer chip which requires it. Detonation is NOT good. If you don't have good gas where you live and you continue to detonate, you will develope engine problems. If this continues to happen, try running a step colder plug, like an Autolite 764 gapped at .035, this will reduce detonation also.

Tom

Joe, we should just have a thread called "goof off thread" so that we can freely goof off without disrupting anyone elses threads.

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Old 12-09-2003, 11:39 AM
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I thought we tried that once with the Who can get the last post thread?? LoL. Any how, good to hear you arent pinging or anything, but Ive had to run 92 octane, the only crap out here, for almost a year now.

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Old 12-09-2003, 06:52 PM
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thanks for the input guys! Ill be sure not to run into any accordian players with checkered shirts!!
 
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I just have an annyoing rattle from my cats, and I believe I a m developing someting in my dash also under hard acceleration
 
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And I still get that scraping noise from my left rear tire when I make right turnes over 30 mph?? the mystery noise. I took the wheel and disk off and couldn't find any signs of rubbing. Have no idea what it is and frankly don't care. It will either stop or break altogether one day.
 
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Old 12-13-2003, 09:47 PM
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Chingao , I think 'busa'01 has a good idea with the colder plugs. Maybe you can at least go down one grade of fuel and save a few $$. 'busa, that scraping noise may be the dust shield on the back side of the rotor ( 4wheel disc right??) . I had a car that did that once drove me nuts, I believe that's what's wrong with me today, or maybe not, good luck duude!
 
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Old 12-14-2003, 08:16 PM
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Tom you have disc rear? if so i may have an idea on what that noise is...ill get back to ya on it
 

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