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new to boxer engine....help

Any Boxer / Sud heads out there ??
Listen to this 'noise' from the cylinderhead, is it Ok/Normal ?


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Any Boxer / Sud heads out there ??
Listen to this 'noise' from the cylinderhead, is it Ok/Normal ?


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Tried to have a quick listen here.

Have you tried pressing the clutch down when revving/idling - if it cures it I believe it's not a big concern?

I'm no mechanic but it doesn't sound way off.

Have you driven it on the road?
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PS has the oil been changed recently?
I'm told 15/40 is best (Gerry from TI Autos recommendation).
I'd also check it's a genuine Alfa oil filter - some of the older 'aftermarket' ones don't have a non-return valve...
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Pm Fluffyduff here as he knows a fair amount on the Boxer engine.
 
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I'm told 15/40 is best (Gerry from TI Autos recommendation).
I'd also check it's a genuine Alfa oil filter - some of the older 'aftermarket' ones don't have a non-return valve...
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Tried to have a quick listen here.

Have you tried pressing the clutch down when revving/idling - if it cures it I believe it's not a big concern?

I'm no mechanic but it doesn't sound way off.

Have you driven it on the road?
Yeah Roars.... 30 mile spin yesterday... drives sweet.... still lovin that famous Sud 'turn in' around the corners. your right ! pressing the clutch eases the 'noise' somewhat, however it's still there. Perhaps i'm just being paranoid ! I serviced it last week, with all the recommened service items.
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Yeah Roars.... 30 mile spin yesterday... drives sweet.... still lovin that famous Sud 'turn in' around the corners. your right ! pressing the clutch eases the 'noise' somewhat, however it's still there. Perhaps i'm just being paranoid ! I serviced it last week, with all the recommened service items.
There's got to be someone around Cork you can get to have a listen.
Damo is spot on - Frank (Fluffyduff) really knows his way around them but he's in Louth.
Unless you can make one of the meets?
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I'm not sure of anyone in Cork that knows the flat 4's but I can ask the chap that does all the work on my car he may know if you want.
 
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I'm not sure of anyone in Cork that knows the flat 4's but I can ask the chap that does all the work on my car he may know if you want.
What about Kikih?

He's got a Sud again now...
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I think my one sounds worse than that, I might record mine and post it here to compare. I pulled many a boxer apart but that was 25 years ago! I'm in Buttevant, where are you?
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I think my one sounds worse than that, I might record mine and post it here to compare. I pulled many a boxer apart but that was 25 years ago! I'm in Buttevant, where are you?
Down Kinsale direction, i'll PM you and possibly head down your direction so you can have a listen ?
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There's got to be someone around Cork you can get to have a listen.
Damo is spot on - Frank (Fluffyduff) really knows his way around them but he's in Louth.
Unless you can make one of the meets?
yip sounds Fun roars.... will do !
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I thought my ears were burning

It's really hard to tell from the video but i think there is something there worth checking. Have a good look at the exhaust gaskets while it's running ( watch the handies) and check for leaks. Check the ignition timing also. Either one could add that click to the gearbox rattle that Rory referenced.

It doesn't seem sinister though
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I thought my ears were burning

It's really hard to tell from the video but i think there is something there worth checking. Have a good look at the exhaust gaskets while it's running ( watch the handies) and check for leaks. Check the ignition timing also. Either one could add that click to the gearbox rattle that Rory referenced.

It doesn't seem sinister though
yes Fluffy your bang on.... there is a slight water leak, I thought it was the rad tho and indeed a separate issue ? ? ?
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Sorry I meant leak from the exhaust gasket. There just seems to be a very slight tick coming from the engine. A blowing gasket on the boxer can really make it sound like a tappet problem.
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What about Kikih?

He's got a Sud again now...
I actually forgot about KiKi had a bitta brain fade last night.
 
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