Originally Posted by Penny
Problems to tackle:
*Noise: engine and rattle
*Check carburetor/find that nasty knock
You have noises in the engine? One or more?
When do you hear the noise:
All the time
On the road while cruising
On the road under acceleration
Can you do anything, like lift your foot off the accelerator pedal a little to make the noise go away?
Do you have an oil pressure light? Does the light come on when the engine is running?
If you have an oil pressure gauge, what does it read? Does the needle drop to zero (or very low) when you take your foot off the accelerator and climb back up a bit when you step on the accelerator?
Does the engine run hot on the temperature gauge?
These are questions a mechanic would ask.