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vondutchguy
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vondutchguy Sep 9, 3:59am - #270410 

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could my engine be on its way out

i bought my car back in march, used from a non toyota dealership. they gave me a 3 month warranty, which is now over. the car is a 2000 gts with as of now 54,000 miles on the engine. so the only warranty i have is the power train 60k 5 yr, and the rust one but that one doesnt matter, but back to the power train warranty, i only have 6k miles left or 3 months. ever since i had my car i thought it sounded like it had a little tap to the engine, but i think it might have gotten alittle louder but it could just be me. i have changed the oil every 3k and have only put premium gas into it. im afraid once my warranty is up my engine is going to die, i hardly beat on it, my daily shift is around 3.5k-4k. what do you guys think i should do? do all gts run alittle loud/rough? like does it have to do with the higher compression? should i just try to kill the engine off before my warranty end and try to get a new one? i'm lost for what i should do and time is running out.
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slidr Sep 9, 4:00am - #270411 

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What do you mean by tap?

Ticking, rough idle?

When does the noise occur?

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PnOyGtS Sep 9, 4:20am - #270412 

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belt tensioner?
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JBing Sep 9, 6:07am - #270413 

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i dont wanna scare ya but when my rod bearings went on my GT it made a progressive tick that turned into a loud tapping noise over the course of a few days. It also was a low noise until 3-4rpm. This is something that you'd wanna have looked at asap. if it is a lifter or a bearing letting it go will cost you a lot more in the end if let go for too long

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 9, 6:05pm - #270414 
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devilinacelica Sep 10, 1:02pm - #270415 
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does it have its bags packed? thats usually a good sign

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vondutchguy Sep 11, 12:10am - #270416 

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my idle isnt rough, the sound is all the time even after it is warmed up. its been like this for a long time i have had the car for over 4 months and as long as i can remember it has been doing it. and no it doesnt sound like that, it runs fine, just when i have the car sitting in idle do i notice it
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 11, 5:00pm - #270417 
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Get a mechanic to check it over carefully & give you an opinion.
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