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    I FINALLY have news. The noise detector...

    I FINALLY have news. The noise detector confirmed the noise coming from the engine. It wasn't very useful for narrowing down beyond that, but at least I can rule out drivetrain. Early on in...
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    Update: Still not fixed, but I know a little...

    Update: Still not fixed, but I know a little more. I was fortunate to find a Beat being parted out only a few hundred miles away, so a road trip and a few hundred bucks got me a head and a...
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    How is it you know EVERYTHING about Beats?

    How is it you know EVERYTHING about Beats?
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    Finally getting back to the Beat. Crank has BBC...

    Finally getting back to the Beat. Crank has BBC (almost impossible to see, that's another story), rods are 3,3,2, so green, green, green (thanks for the chart!). The last piece of the puzzle, the...
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    I think so, but at my age I'm not sure of...

    I think so, but at my age I'm not sure of anything anymore. :-( I Photoshop-swapped the 1-2 caps in this pic and it looks less crazy to me, but then I don't know what it's supposed to look like in...
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    Hi Steve Thanks for the manual. Too bad I...

    Hi Steve

    Thanks for the manual. Too bad I wouldn't know Japanese if it bit me. While putting the bottom end back together my clicker torque-wrench failed to click and I overtightened a rod cap...
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    Hey wait, this is in Japanese! Kidding, already...

    Hey wait, this is in Japanese! Kidding, already knew that ha ha.
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    Steve_M and bigB, you guys rock! Thanks!

    Steve_M and bigB, you guys rock! Thanks!
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    Engine Manual

    I see links to the engine manual from over the years, but all are dead. Can anyone post? Looking at you Steve M, of course. :-)
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    Bummer. :-(

    Bummer. :-(
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    Got the crank out Saturday, took it with all the...

    Got the crank out Saturday, took it with all the bearings to machine shop today, guy says it looks a little worn but doesn't look bad enough to cause any noise. So must be up top. I pulled the bottom...
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    No, I am not having fun yet, and the more I do...

    No, I am not having fun yet, and the more I do the more I have to do. Got the crank out Saturday, took it with all the bearings to machine shop today, guy says it looks a little worn but doesn't...
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    I had a completely loose track bolt. I assume...

    I had a completely loose track bolt. I assume that's the cause. I haven't driven it--I saw it while underneath digging into the engine due to a knocking rod, ugh. About to pull the bottom case...
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    Thanks all. I'll be under the Beat this weekend,...

    Thanks all. I'll be under the Beat this weekend, will take a good close look.
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    Pulls left on normal acceleration

    Like the title says. It pulls hard enough that you have to correct it to stay in your lane. Let off the gas and it pulls back to the right (since you've been holding the wheel "right" to keep it...
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    Valve clearances were all out by .002-.003". ...

    Valve clearances were all out by .002-.003". Reset those and I was amazed at how much quieter it was. But the ugly rattle is still there...and it's rod #2, ugh. Not sure specifics yet, haven't...
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    Yes. When I pulled the tranny I lost a fair...

    Yes. When I pulled the tranny I lost a fair amount of oil out of the axle holes when I tipped it sideways. Oil looked brand new. After I put tranny back in I opened the side plug and filled with...
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    The clutch is in. The first rattle is gone, the...

    The clutch is in. The first rattle is gone, the second one (the scary one) is not, sigh. Once I saw the clutch I didn't expect it to fix the second one. The four compression spring in the disk...
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    The load doesn't change appreciably on the valve...

    The load doesn't change appreciably on the valve train. Note, too, that the rattle occurs under light load. Heavy throttle (load) takes it away, but it also goes away by coasting in gear. It seems...
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    I just finished replacing a clutch, and this is a...

    I just finished replacing a clutch, and this is a very good write up. A few comments:

    -Don't remove any rubber off the drive shafts. Just pull the shafts out out of the transmission (firmly);...
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    Ha ha old'uns, it probably doesn't take a lot of...

    Ha ha old'uns, it probably doesn't take a lot of stereo to be head banging loud with such a small interior!

    Andrew, I don't think it could be cv joint related because it tracks with engine rpm,...
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    Thanks Andrew. I'm thinking all 3. Clutch, loud...

    Thanks Andrew. I'm thinking all 3. Clutch, loud stereo, drive hard. That should do it.
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    Thanks 79. Haven't had the valve cover off yet. ...

    Thanks 79. Haven't had the valve cover off yet. Plugs are dark, rich if anything. Don't know how old they are, just got the car. The thing about valvetrain, I can't see how valve noise would...
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    More info on rattle #2. Complete description: ...

    More info on rattle #2. Complete description:

    After fully, fully warmed up (15 minutes or so; probably 5 minutes after up to full operating temperature) I start getting a nasty rattle. It's in...
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    Thanks LawrenceHarding, good thought. I had...

    Thanks LawrenceHarding, good thought. I had actually examined my exhaust shields last weekend looking for the source of the 3-4000rpm rattle. I've since read numerous posts about a clutch rattle...
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