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Offline From_Jonah

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Sounds like a problem...
« on: March 04, 2013, 09:49:13 PM »
Hey guys! I've not been on in a while but I'm still around. Busy busy haha. Anyways, the Pinto has developed a noise in the motor. It doesn't do it at idle but when I'm accelerating it sounds like someone is shaking rocks in a tin can in my motor. It's pretty darn loud too. I'm also burning quite a lot of oil and when I cut the motor off it acts like it's choking out.

So yeah, I think I  have some sort of problem.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Sounds like a problem...
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013, 11:44:00 PM »
Sounds like timing, and bad gas. Does it run on when you turn the key off?

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Re: Sounds like a problem...
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 05:23:05 AM »
If the engine makes the noise under load, you may have piston-slap.  The first Pinto I had years ago developed that and the only thing that fixed it was a new engine.  I was using about a quart of oil every 200 miles.

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Re: Sounds like a problem...
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 07:55:42 AM »
@tbucketjack It doesn't really run but it doesn't go right it. It just chokes out til it goes off. Sometimes it takes a few seconds. Sometimes it's only a couple.

74pintoguy: That's about how much I'm burning. Maybe a little more.
1977 wagon - baby blue full restoration project.

1980 wagon - (77 front clip) converted to cruising wagon. (Sold in 2015. Canít find her again.)