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Old 04-25-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Unhappy New peep here

1995 Miata, mx-5
138,xxx miles bought it for 2k.

Has this knocking sound but it sounds like it would need a valve adjusment or some hose clogged idk... anyways i'm new here and i just bought the car and would like to see if anyone know's a good mechanic around east los angeles that you'd recommend me going to
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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Has it not been started in a while? Is it a knocking or a clicking?

Injectors will click. Hydraulic lifters will tick. Rods will knock, then you've got some trouble.
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #4
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welcome!
does it subside at all? ie:with raising temps/rpm's
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #5
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Thumbs up IT runs awesome

It's just the sound i don't trust. Starts right up. I bought the car from a higher altitude so i thought maybe i'd have to reset the computer?


Or a spark plug might be bad? Fuel injectors? Maybe even a clogged hose? Who knows i just don't have time to be messing with it. I just thought i'd ask hence a miata community would know of a good place here in east los angeles.

Thanks!
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This site primarily caters to do-it-yourself types. Not many people here take their Miatas to shops to get them worked on. You might try Miata.net for that.

Now if you want to pull the engine and strip it down to see what is making that noise yourself (while you rebuild it for boost of course) that we can help you with.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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Change the oil

Start the car and let it run for 5 seconds

Turn the car off for 5 seconds

Start the car again and let it run for 5 seconds again

Turn the car off again for 5 seconds

Start the car a third time, is the noise gone?
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Mrvalles91, congrats on signing up at the best site on the web!
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welcome for that price i wouldn't be too worried, just enjoy the process of getting her dialed
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:56 AM   #10
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Took it to a shop today and i'm guessing it could be the lifters(i have to put thicker oil to see if that helps the problem). After that i will replace the spark plugs.

Thank you guys !!

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