Nokian z-lines, not
Join Date: May 2008
Went wading, now noisy idle..
Driving to brother's in Sileby, Leics. yesterday, where a river had burst its banks & flooded a couple of roads. Maybe I should've turned around, but I saw another car go through & it didn't look too deep, so waited for bow wave to clear & went thro. Took it steady & didn't notice any issues, drove 20miles home without it skipping a beat.
But this morning on startup, it fired up okay but with a lot more noise than normal, & after short journey to work there's a lot more metallic rattle idle noise.
Only things I can think of are if somehow water has got into engine & has seriously affected lubrication (but then u'd think any water in engine would cause misfire??). Otherwise I'm wondering if having lower engine mount(s) washed in dirty water could account for additional noise?
Had a search around but no similar threads. Anyone else had a similar experience? Any other ideas?