Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 1, 1:38pm - #41265 
Engine lightly 'rattling' after CAI install

I seem to remember reading a post about the following.

I installed my CAI saturday.
As I was just listening to my car idling, I have the feeling it makes some light 'rattling' sound coming from the engine, but can't exactly remember if it was like that before.
Can this be caused by installing the CAI or is the celi just a bit on the noisy side runing idle?

I do not get the CEL on, so everything is connected just fine.

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
Sep 1, 1:40pm - #41266 
wierd...my CAI doesn;t do that.

what kind did you buy?

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
Sep 1, 1:42pm - #41267 
Turn your car on, and get out and listen with your ear as close to your car as possible. The sound could either be coming from somthing loose on the top end of the Intake like the sensors or what not or it could be the Intake on the lower half rubbing against the frame or underbody plastics. If it is rubbing against the frame or underbody plastics, take your bumper off and reposition it so that it isn't rubbing against anything. If it does rub, it will rub a hole into your Intake tube. It happened to me!

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 56
Vtec_Killa
Member
Vtec_Killa

Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 56
CT
Sep 1, 6:58pm - #41268 
it could possibly be the fuse box you had to take off if you have an Injen, or mabe you r not used to the noise the Intake makes naturally sence you relocated it out of the bay, just to the right of your right ear. i know my Intake sounds mean.

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 1, 10:36pm - #41269 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
wierd...my CAI doesn;t do that.

what kind did you buy?


I got an AEM,
maybe I'm just imagining things,
will check again and try to find the location tonight (if there is actually something to worry about )

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 1:57am - #41270 
I finally found the topic I read something about this.
It is indeed more of a 'ticking' than a rattling.
At least I am sure it's not something rubbing, everything is tightened very well.
this is it

Is the 'ticking' sound really normal?
Grand-Touring Dan calls it 'It is what we call valve chatter'.
I think that describes the sound best indeed.


Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Grand-Touring-Dan
ECelica Staff
Grand-Touring-Dan
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Houston, TX
Sep 2, 2:07am - #41271 
Alright. You first need to recognize where this noise is coming from. Is it a ticking, or a rattling? A rattle may mean that something is loose. But if you listen to where your fuel injectors/valve cover is...if its from there, its your valves. You can tell if it is normal or if they are bent/hitting something. They have some kind of additvie called TC-7 from Polyoron (spelled something like that). I put it in my car and it reduced this noise greatyl, I also switched to synthetic oil, and that helped a little also.
The celica does have a valve chatter noise. I have one and so do many other celi owners. It will also be a little bit louder if you drive the car hard. Hope that helps you.

Dan

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Steven
ECelica Staff
Steven
2001 Spectra Blue Mica Toyota Celica GTS
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica GTS

Joined: May 2002
Posts: 3,295
Riverside, CA
Sep 2, 2:12am - #41272 
If you have valve noise, get an oil additive that has a detergent in it.

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 2:13am - #41273 
Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
Alright. You first need to recognize where this noise is coming from. Is it a ticking, or a rattling? A rattle may mean that something is loose. But if you listen to where your fuel injectors/valve cover is...if its from there, its your valves. You can tell if it is normal or if they are bent/hitting something. They have some kind of additvie called TC-7 from Polyoron (spelled something like that). I put it in my car and it reduced this noise greatyl, I also switched to synthetic oil, and that helped a little also.
The celica does have a valve chatter noise. I have one and so do many other celi owners. It will also be a little bit louder if you drive the car hard. Hope that helps you.

Dan


What do bent valves or valves hitting something sound like?

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Grand-Touring-Dan
ECelica Staff
Grand-Touring-Dan
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Houston, TX
Sep 2, 2:20am - #41274 
if your valves are bent, your idle and ride will be rough. It will not be a smooth idle. If your idle and drivability if fine...you have nothing to worry about. On your next oil change, get one of these additives that me and Steven are talking about.

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 2:29am - #41275 
Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
if your valves are bent, your idle and ride will be rough. It will not be a smooth idle. If your idle and drivability if fine...you have nothing to worry about. On your next oil change, get one of these additives that me and Steven are talking about.


Car idles and drives perfect, like I said, maybe I'm just imagining things. I remember we have something here called something like 1-2-3-engine or something, which lubricates the engine better. I had it in my 6th gen celi and that made a difference indeed.

Thanks Dan!

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Grand-Touring-Dan
ECelica Staff
Grand-Touring-Dan
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Houston, TX
Sep 2, 2:31am - #41276 
No problem. Go ahead and add that stuff. It will probably just reduce the noise, I do not think it will get rid of it. And if it does...send some my way.

Dan

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 2:35am - #41277 
Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
No problem. Go ahead and add that stuff. It will probably just reduce the noise, I do not think it will get rid of it. And if it does...send some my way.

Dan


Hehe smile
I think I have time thursday to go get it, will let you know.

Where you at?


Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Grand-Touring-Dan
ECelica Staff
Grand-Touring-Dan
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Houston, TX
Sep 2, 2:37am - #41278 
Houston, TX.

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 3:04am - #41279 
Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
Houston, TX.


I'll let you know if it works and pm you with a price wink

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 699
JAIMEJAMES
Senior Member
JAIMEJAMES

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 699
NorCal, Bay Area
Sep 2, 10:51am - #41280 
i installed my AEM CAI this past saturday, also. no 'rattling" noises that were new but the "normal" valve noise is still there.

yes, be sure that the noise is not anywhere the Intake is.


2000 Black Gts 6-Speed
Flux Capacitor With Di-Lithium Crystals
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 10:55am - #41281 
I just listened, but the engine was cold, so always a bit more noise.
Gonna run it warm now and listen to it some more.
I think it's regular valve noise.

I understand from different posts the celi engine is pretty noisy.


Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 12:48pm - #41282 
Hi there

I made this small audio-clip of my car idling, right-click here .
Does this sound like the regular 'valve chatter' ?
Do your engines sound like this too?

There may be some noise caused by exhaust, CAI or just me moving around my mp3-player to record.

Greetz

Immo

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Grand-Touring-Dan
ECelica Staff
Grand-Touring-Dan
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Houston, TX
Sep 2, 11:24pm - #41283 
I have been having problems with my computer when it comes to downloading things that I have to right click. I don't know what the deal is, so I cannot listen to it. Sorry.

Dan

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 2, 11:27pm - #41284 
Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan

I have been having problems with my computer when it comes to downloading things that I have to right click. I don't know what the deal is, so I cannot listen to it. Sorry.

Dan


Send you an email smile
Oh, btw this was taken with my mp3-player lying on top of my engine, so it may sound a bit louder than expected. the ticking can be heard good tho.

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Grand-Touring-Dan
ECelica Staff
Grand-Touring-Dan
2001 Spec Blue Toyota Celica
ECelica Staff
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 1,660
Houston, TX
Sep 3, 12:17am - #41285 

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 3, 4:49am - #41286 
Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan


I meant sent instead of send smile
You already got an email..

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 699
JAIMEJAMES
Senior Member
JAIMEJAMES

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 699
NorCal, Bay Area
Sep 3, 8:37am - #41287 
Originally Posted by Immo
Hi there

I made this small audio-clip of my car idling, right-click here .
Does this sound like the regular 'valve chatter' ?
Do your engines sound like this too?

There may be some noise caused by exhaust, CAI or just me moving around my mp3-player to record.

Greetz

Immo
hmmmm?!?!? that didn't sound good. really check the clearance of your Intake and make sure it's not rubbing against your splash guards (is the opening large enough?). check all your bolts and hoses, too. i've listened to a lot of Intakes and exhausts (the latter which i don't have yet) and that sounded abnormal.


2000 Black Gts 6-Speed
Flux Capacitor With Di-Lithium Crystals
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Immo
Senior Member
Immo

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 566
Tilburg, The Netherlands
Sep 3, 11:28am - #41288 
I am 100% sure there is nothing wrong with the Intake.
everything is tightened very secure.

This sound is what you hear very close to the valve cover, on the other side of the exhaust headers, so this sound is pretty amplified.

I think it has always made this sound and I am just starting to notice it (call it paranoia over my Intake smile )

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
Mike00
Mike00
2000 Toyota Celica
Newtown/PA

Posts: 209
Joined: May 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Shout Box
Recent Topics
E-brake and seized brake caliper
by osirhc17. 04/27/2017 10:27 AM
TradingGTS for GT what should I know.
by GTS25430. 04/24/2017 5:19 PM
Does 01' corolla struts swap in an 01' celica GT?
by Frostysnowman92. 04/24/2017 1:22 PM
WTB: 00-02 amp bypass harness
by MJ00GTS. 04/18/2017 7:36 PM
Does not seem to be much activity for the 5th gens???
by Coop301. 04/18/2017 7:51 AM
Cold wet weather hesitation
by GTS25430. 04/17/2017 6:15 AM
00-02 premium 8spkr 2din gps solutions?
by MJ00GTS. 04/17/2017 2:24 AM
WTB: valve assy, vacuum switch
by hydraea. 04/15/2017 5:32 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20170416)