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1992 prelude engine trouble:(

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by projectxspeed, May 15, 2004.

  1. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    So last night my friends 92 prelude blew a radiator hose. We had it towed. When after replacing the hose and fluid we started the car. It sounds like there is a low slow knocking noise coming from the engine, ummmm why and what is it?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    well dude maybe you should have replaced the water pump too...and timing belt
     
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    Yea and they have free refills at applebee's. WTF. The question was what is wrong with the engine and why is it making a knocking sound. The question was not what should I do for a major tune up.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Well if you can read I believe it says CHANGE THE WATER PUMP as well... if hte car overheated at all then more likely than not the water pump suffered from it as well.
     
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    My question is why would the engine be knocking right from the start if the water pump is bad?
     
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    well, if it makes a loud "ticking" type sound, what could have happened is one of the pistons slightly melted from the excessive heat that built up.

    This will cause a loud ticking sound while the car is idling and driving normally. You know its the piston when the car drives fine, and doesn't blow up within like 20 miles...because if it was rod knock the motor literally has miles or less on it before a rod goes through the side. The sounds are similar.

    Jeff
     
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    Thank you finally the info I was looking for.
     
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    Thats what I am here for buddy.

    Jeff
     
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