Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 12:28:59 -0400
From: "LeGuen" <leguennopsamorld.net>
Subject: Re: Some problems in 9000i '89


I also have a 89 9000i ,It also has a noisy top end,but it was worse . Check the oil sending unit above the oil filter.Mine had a small leak,after I changed it ,my engine is not as noisy now,I believe that the leak caused the oil above to leak down overnight and let air into the system . <tkohonennopsam.student.oulu.fi> wrote in message news:Pine.SGI.4.21.0009190918360.10609758-100000nopsam.oulu.fi... > I have 9000i '89 which has now 312 000 km. I have had the car for 20000km > and the biggest worry so far is the engine noise. When cold, it makes a > rattling (diesel-like) noise. In the normal temp the sound becomes > smoother and more quiet, but still the engine noise is somehow coarse with > tick-tick-tick sounds. The idle also wanders between 820-880 rpm. These > symptoms have been the same last 20000km. I'm not satisfied with the > car's performance (I have reached only 182km/h), even though I know it > never has been a racket, should have bought the turbo... > > But what might be the cure for these sounds? Changing the timing chain or > something bigger and more expensive? Could some products (e.g Forte engine > flush) prolong the engine's life and make the noise smoother? The car has > had Shell's synthetic oil which has been changed after 10000km. > > One more thing: What might cause mild shaking of the clutch and engine > especially at cold start? > > Thanks, Terho > >

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