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Old 12 Aug 2006, 08:11 pm
Shaggz
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Default 89 civic si

My SI makes some engine noise between 2500-3200 rpms. When you step on
the gas, its like a knocking sort of sound. I thought that i might be
the pipe for the exhaust has rusted and popped a hole. The car is
running on 92 octane. Something I can test on my own??


Thanx, Chris.

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Old 12 Aug 2006, 08:20 pm
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Default Re: 89 civic si

Shaggz wrote:
> My SI makes some engine noise between 2500-3200 rpms. When you step on
> the gas, its like a knocking sort of sound. I thought that i might be
> the pipe for the exhaust has rusted and popped a hole. The car is
> running on 92 octane. Something I can test on my own??
>
>
> Thanx, Chris.
>

check the motor mounts.
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Old 12 Aug 2006, 09:01 pm
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Default Re: 89 civic si

"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
news:1155431515.487474.61280@p79g2000cwp.googlegro ups.com:

> My SI makes some engine noise between 2500-3200 rpms. When you step on
> the gas, its like a knocking sort of sound. I thought that i might be
> the pipe for the exhaust has rusted and popped a hole. The car is
> running on 92 octane. Something I can test on my own??
>



Heat shield on exhaust; A-pipe rattle; pinging.

Octane means nothing.

You can check the exhaust yourself by crawling underneath the properly
jacked-up car and wiggling/poking/tapping all shields still attached.

Check ignition base timing.

Got a Check Engine light on?


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 03:52 am
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Default Re: 89 civic si


TeGGeR® wrote:
> "Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:1155431515.487474.61280@p79g2000cwp.googlegro ups.com:
>
> > My SI makes some engine noise between 2500-3200 rpms. When you step on
> > the gas, its like a knocking sort of sound. I thought that i might be
> > the pipe for the exhaust has rusted and popped a hole. The car is
> > running on 92 octane. Something I can test on my own??
> >

>
>
> Heat shield on exhaust; A-pipe rattle; pinging.
>
> Octane means nothing.
>
> You can check the exhaust yourself by crawling underneath the properly
> jacked-up car and wiggling/poking/tapping all shields still attached.
>
> Check ignition base timing.
>
> Got a Check Engine light on?
>
>

I just mentioned the octane to get over the engine knock.


No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so checking the timing
might be hard..

Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?

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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:41 am
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"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
news:1155459141.080466.137500@m73g2000cwd.googlegr oups.com:

>
> TeGGeR® wrote:
>> "Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
>> news:1155431515.487474.61280@p79g2000cwp.googlegro ups.com:
>>
>> > My SI makes some engine noise between 2500-3200 rpms. When you step on
>> > the gas, its like a knocking sort of sound. I thought that i might be
>> > the pipe for the exhaust has rusted and popped a hole. The car is
>> > running on 92 octane. Something I can test on my own??
>> >

>>
>>
>> Heat shield on exhaust; A-pipe rattle; pinging.
>>
>> Octane means nothing.
>>
>> You can check the exhaust yourself by crawling underneath the properly
>> jacked-up car and wiggling/poking/tapping all shields still attached.
>>
>> Check ignition base timing.
>>
>> Got a Check Engine light on?
>>
>>

> I just mentioned the octane to get over the engine knock.
>
>
> No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so checking the timing
> might be hard..
>
> Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?
>



You might be able to rent a timing light.

I can't see a fluorescent tube working. What's its setup? Is it just a
hand-held lamp of some kind or can it clip to the spark plug wire?

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Old 13 Aug 2006, 06:13 pm
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"TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns981E81588533Btegger@207.14.116.130...
> "Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
> news:1155459141.080466.137500@m73g2000cwd.googlegr oups.com:
>>
>> No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so checking the timing
>> might be hard..
>>
>> Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?
>>

>
>
> You might be able to rent a timing light.
>
> I can't see a fluorescent tube working. What's its setup? Is it just a
> hand-held lamp of some kind or can it clip to the spark plug wire?
>
> --
> TeGGeR®
>

In the '70s I used to see neon timing lights for sale, really cheap. They
were pretty straightforward, just a large neon bulb in a reflector. I never
tried one, but the word was they were only useful in the dark.

Mike


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Old 14 Aug 2006, 03:09 am
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Default Re: 89 civic si

Michael Pardee wrote:
> "TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns981E81588533Btegger@207.14.116.130...
>
>>"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
>>news:1155459141.080466.137500@m73g2000cwd.google groups.com:
>>
>>>No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so checking the timing
>>>might be hard..
>>>
>>>Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?
>>>

>>
>>
>>You might be able to rent a timing light.
>>
>>I can't see a fluorescent tube working. What's its setup? Is it just a
>>hand-held lamp of some kind or can it clip to the spark plug wire?
>>
>>--
>>TeGGeR®
>>

>
> In the '70s I used to see neon timing lights for sale, really cheap. They
> were pretty straightforward, just a large neon bulb in a reflector. I never
> tried one, but the word was they were only useful in the dark.


Most only really work /well/ in near-darkness, even the latest xenon-strobe
models I've used.
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 03:10 am
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Michael Pardee wrote:
> "TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns981E81588533Btegger@207.14.116.130...
>
>>"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
>>news:1155459141.080466.137500@m73g2000cwd.google groups.com:
>>
>>>No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so checking the timing
>>>might be hard..
>>>
>>>Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?
>>>

>>
>>
>>You might be able to rent a timing light.
>>
>>I can't see a fluorescent tube working. What's its setup? Is it just a
>>hand-held lamp of some kind or can it clip to the spark plug wire?
>>
>>--
>>TeGGeR®
>>

>
> In the '70s I used to see neon timing lights for sale, really cheap. They
> were pretty straightforward, just a large neon bulb in a reflector. I never
> tried one, but the word was they were only useful in the dark.


Oh, and in response to TeGGeR: my latest timing light, a very basic xenon-strobe
type, I got at a pawn shop for $15. No point in renting if you can find a deal
like that

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Old 14 Aug 2006, 10:09 pm
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Default Re: 89 civic si

Theres an idea..
maybe a stroll through one might be good.


Matt Ion wrote:
> Michael Pardee wrote:
> > "TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> > news:Xns981E81588533Btegger@207.14.116.130...
> >
> >>"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
> >>news:1155459141.080466.137500@m73g2000cwd.google groups.com:
> >>
> >>>No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so checking the timing
> >>>might be hard..
> >>>
> >>>Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>You might be able to rent a timing light.
> >>
> >>I can't see a fluorescent tube working. What's its setup? Is it just a
> >>hand-held lamp of some kind or can it clip to the spark plug wire?
> >>
> >>--
> >>TeGGeR®
> >>

> >
> > In the '70s I used to see neon timing lights for sale, really cheap. They
> > were pretty straightforward, just a large neon bulb in a reflector. I never
> > tried one, but the word was they were only useful in the dark.

>
> Oh, and in response to TeGGeR: my latest timing light, a very basic xenon-strobe
> type, I got at a pawn shop for $15. No point in renting if you can find a deal
> like that


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Old 14 Aug 2006, 10:11 pm
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Default Re: 89 civic si

I also bought my timing light at a pawn shop, IIRC for $15
as well.

Ebay also often offers perfectly good timing lights at a
reasonable price, but they seem to go fast.

"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote
>Theres an idea..
> maybe a stroll through one might be good.



Matt Ion wrote:
> Michael Pardee wrote:
> > "TeGGeR®" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> > news:Xns981E81588533Btegger@207.14.116.130...
> >
> >>"Shaggz" <ChrisLight@gmail.com> wrote in
> >>news:1155459141.080466.137500@m73g2000cwd.google groups.com:
> >>
> >>>No check engine light. I don't have a strobe, so
> >>>checking the timing
> >>>might be hard..
> >>>
> >>>Can I do that with a fluorescent tube ?
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>You might be able to rent a timing light.
> >>
> >>I can't see a fluorescent tube working. What's its
> >>setup? Is it just a
> >>hand-held lamp of some kind or can it clip to the spark
> >>plug wire?
> >>
> >>--
> >>TeGGeR®
> >>

> >
> > In the '70s I used to see neon timing lights for sale,
> > really cheap. They
> > were pretty straightforward, just a large neon bulb in a
> > reflector. I never
> > tried one, but the word was they were only useful in the
> > dark.

>
> Oh, and in response to TeGGeR: my latest timing light, a
> very basic xenon-strobe
> type, I got at a pawn shop for $15. No point in renting
> if you can find a deal
> like that



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