RE: [DML] Re: Good news for vin 2277 AT LAST!!
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RE: [DML] Re: Good news for vin 2277 AT LAST!!

A very easy and very effective way to find any leaks is to have a shop with 
the right tools do a smoke test on your exhaust system. Not only will this 
tell you IF you have a leak, it will pinpoint it for you in a matter of 
about 10 minutes from when they pull your car into the bay.

-Joe Kuchan

>From: "valleyrat12" <valleyrat12@xxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [DML] Re: Good news for vin 2277 AT LAST!!
>Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 01:06:39 -0000
>I tried the screwdriver method but I can't be sure about what I hear.
>Funny thing is that the sound is really only pronounced when the
>engine is warm. When cold it's barely audible. Perhaps the gaps loosen
>up a bit when the motor gets hot? (at least thats what I want to
>believe!) I would think an exhaust leak would present itself hot or
>cold. Thoughts?
>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...>
> >
> > One way to confirm a valve knock is to use a stethescope. Or a long
> > bar or screwdriver and you place the other end on your skull just in
> > front of your ear. If you hear a loud metallic knock it is probably a
> > loose valve. It can't hurt to check the valve clearances anyway but
> > many cases what seems sure to be a loose valve is usually an exhaust
> > leak. The reasons you will want to fix it is it will generally get
> > louder, it may send smells and CO into the passenger compartment, and

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