Engine Noise and Engine Knocking Sound

Engine noise operation can tell a lot about engine. You should to pay attention to outsiders noise and knocks. This action can prevent costly Engine Overhaul.

Engine Noise

Valve knock

Increased clearances in the valve mechanism, broken valve spring, incorrect clearance between the valve and the valve guide sleeve, excessive wear on the camshaft cams.

Knock crankshaft main bearings

Such causes of knocking in main bearings are possible: insufficient oil pressure in the system, flywheel mounting bolts are loosened, increased clearances between the main necks and liners due to wear.

Knock connecting rod bearings

Excessive clearance between the bushings and connecting rod journals and insufficient oil pressure.

Knocking pistons

A knock on the pistons can be caused by an increased clearance between the cylinder and the piston, as well as an excessive clearance between the grooves and the piston rings.

Knocking can be caused by the formation of carbon deposits on the walls of the combustion chambers or carbon deposits on the piston heads. The valves do not fit snugly to the valve medals.

Silent knocking. You are using low-quality fuel or a type of fuel that is not suitable for your vehicle. The ignition is not adjusted correctly. The formation of carbon in the combustion chambers. Failure of spark plugs or their mismatch.

Silencer Shots

The formation of carbon deposits on the pistons, valves, walls of the combustion chambers. Violation of the valve timing, the clearances in the valve mechanism are not adjusted.

Light engine noise

The drive chain is worn and loose. Chain tensioner failure. Damage to the valve spring. Deterioration of camshaft cams, loosening of adjusting bolt.

Such knocks can be heard without much effort, but for a better perception and accurate determination of the malfunction, you can use a stethoscope.

Knock crankshaft

The sound of a hollow tone, the frequency of which depends on the number of revolutions of the crankshaft. If the sound of knocking is near the crankcase, it may be worn main bearings. The wear of the thrust rings of the crankshaft is accompanied by a sharp knock.

If you want to determine which connecting rod bearing is worn, then this can be determined by the sharp sound. This sound will be amplified with an increase in the number of revolutions of the crankshaft. The knock in the connecting rod bearings is determined by turning off the spark plugs one by one. Since the connecting rod in the cylinder does not work, it hangs without load and knocks louder.

Knocking pistons

Muffled, audible distinctly at low speeds of the crankshaft.

Knock piston fingers

Voiced and harsh sound, clearly audible at low speeds of the crankshaft.

Author: delfi

1 thought on “Engine Noise and Engine Knocking Sound

  1. Olivia Smart says:

    Thank you for explaining about knocking pistons and how they can indicate clearance between the piston and the cylinder. I’ve been hearing a weird sound from my engine since this morning. I think it matches this description, so I’ll have to get it checked out soon to see what should be done.

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