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Took my el camino into the shop to change the gasket on my intake, it had a small leak in the back from not being sealed properly and not torqued down to the require specs or sequence. That's what I get for letting a friend do it. Needless to say a waste of time and money. The shop sealed it and torqued it down and set the timing. Now the shop say I have a knock in the engine. I have never heard a knock before( Cam, Timing Chain, Pushrods, Lifters, Distributor and Spark plugs and wires have all been changed, flex plate is not cracked either). My question is could the timing still not be set right, could this cause a knock? Also they told me the my rockers was all loose but I torqued the down when I did the pushrods and lifters, but maybe not enough. Could this also be a source of the Knock? Thanks for all replies and comments.:dontknow:


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How would they know all your rockers are loose when they're supposed to be doing your intake? That seems a little odd to me hopefully they're not trying to rip you off or nothing.
 
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With timing,you would hear pinging which would be detonation. It sounds like two spoons/metal being crashed together.
As the lifters,rockers and top end knocking sounds like tapping. Kinda like someone tapping a nail on the valve covers.
If you hear a dull knock like its coming from the bottom end,it'd be the crank area. That sounds like someone putting a block of wood in a washer. Its very dull and very irritating.
Did the shop say where its coming from?
 

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They said the knock sound like it was coming from the bottom end. But like I said before I never heard anything and Ive own this el camino since Jan. 2011. Also I was thinking how would they know my rockers were loose I just took it in for intake gasket and timing. now all of a sudden I have a knock and rockers are loose. what gives sound like a rip off to me too. I wont be going there anymore. I will pick it up tomorrow.:dontknow:
 
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They said the knock sound like it was coming from the bottom end. But like I said before I never heard anything and Ive own this el camino since Jan. 2011. Also I was thinking how would they know my rockers were loose I just took it in for intake gasket and timing. now all of a sudden I have a knock and rockers are loose. what gives sound like a rip off to me too. I wont be going there anymore. I will pick it up tomorrow.:dontknow:
A bottom end knock is never good. Get some video so we can hear.
 

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So YOU haven't heard the knock? And other than (bottom end) they didn't say exactly what part they thought could be making the sound?:dontknow:
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Donny, Nope I have never heard the sound in the year I've owned it. run real good to me. The shop never mentioned what could be the problem. When I walked in to pick it up from getting the gasket on the intake changed and the timing set. I ask hows it running, but was refering to the time, one of the guys said not good, the motor sounds like it have a knock in the bottom end and told me my rockers was loose.:dontknow:
 

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Wow! This sounds very familiar to me. Run! Don't walk! Get your car out of that shop and let us know what YOU hear. Good luck!
 

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i hope when you said the shop, i hope you didn't mean the shop in waco,tx.
 

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That sure sounds like Texaselcamino,deal Bring it here to my shop you will get picture proof,of what is found to be wrong ! no BS at my place Ask TexasElcamino !! like they said RUN !! its sad that a few shops try to rip people off !! but with the information you get from our members,and you still let people rip you off ,take our members advice ,its free unlike the Shop that wants your money and cant show you anything !
 

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you can hear loose rockers maybe they hear something you dont ,first go down there and have them show you what they hear and make them explain how they hear what you dont.if its now knocking and wasnt when you took it there, take it somewhere else and see if the first shop damaged it in some way
 

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Yeah they still have it. its at a place called tieken in San Antonio, I called today and they said it wasn't ready, I'm picking it up tomorrow no matter what. I'll let you know what I hear.
 

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I'd personally hassle them, have them show you this "knock". If you hear nothing tell them to explain to you what the process theey used to determine there is a knock.
 

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