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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS Mar 1, 5:44pm - #114818 

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Valve Chatter At Running

I used to have valve chatter at idle, but that went away, and recently I've begun to hear that same sound, only when the engine is at 2K rpm or 3K rpm while driving at 40 mph...when I push the clutch in, the sound goes away.

What is causing this, is there an additive to make it go away? I don't like the sound, and its not normal b/c it just started 3-4 weeks ago.

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DiabloGTS Mar 1, 5:44pm - #114819 

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BTW, I use mobil 1 oil and K&N performance oil filters.

car has just over 58000 miles on it, maybe its time for a tune up?? confused

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ct Mar 1, 6:36pm - #114820 

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some people say the belt tensioner makes a similar clicking sound like valve chatter...but if you're really sure it's the valves then maybe you just need your shims to get re-aligned/adjusted...do you push your car hard often?

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QuickChick03gt Mar 1, 6:57pm - #114821 
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if it goes away when you put the clutch in it could be
"clutch chatter" thats usually caused from your
throw out bearing.

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Steven Mar 1, 9:46pm - #114822 
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buy an oil additive that has a detergent in it. It should kill slight valve chatter.
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DiabloGTS Mar 2, 1:39am - #114823 

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Originally Posted by Steven
buy an oil additive that has a detergent in it. It should kill slight valve chatter.


what types have those? I'm going to change the oil soon, I'll add that.

I push the car hard often, it might need a tune up...

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Blue_Glo Mar 2, 5:22pm - #114824 

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my 02 gt is doing the exact same thing and I am only At 23k miles on it. I just changed my oil and I use catrol syntec. I am taking it in to the dealership this week to have it warrenty inspected. I will let you know what they say about the sound

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LiGhTniNgGT-S Mar 2, 7:11pm - #114825 
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Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by Steven
buy an oil additive that has a detergent in it. It should kill slight valve chatter.


what types have those? I'm going to change the oil soon, I'll add that.

I push the car hard often, it might need a tune up...


Try the tune up first Diablo, see if that'll make it stop, if not then try the oil additive.
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