First time at the track
This is a discussion on First time at the track within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; if i data log with my preditor tuner can i use it to see if my engine is starved of ...
04-20-2010, 06:24 PM #21
if i data log with my preditor tuner can i use it to see if my engine is starved of fuel at high rpm? which could help point to the fuel pump?2001 Formula Firehawk #489 M6
Lid - Bellow - PP TB - BBK LT's - ORY - Magnaflow Catback - UMI Body Mounted Torque Arm - Spohn Adj. LCA's - Dale Jr Killer Wheels
04-20-2010, 07:02 PM #22
04-21-2010, 05:44 AM #23
Just changed my oil about 1k ago. It looked ok. I'm wondering if that's the prob in the trans though. Flushing it Fri.
05-17-2010, 02:40 PM #24
Trans flushed, all there was what looked like powdered graphite, very small amount, i think thats prob normal. new noise showed up about a week after the flush. FML. its a rythmic tapping heard loudest coming from under the car on the driver side at idle. not very noticable from under the hood. thought it might be a header leak. had it checked out my an automotive instructor at Lincoln Tech(im an HVAC student there and get free auto work). he said he thinks its internal, valves or spun bearing. FML x2. if it were valve wouldnt i hear it from under the hood? any thoughts? Anyone know of any good shops in the MD/D. C. area? id like to take it somewhere that is more performance oriented not joe blow at the local NTB. Thanks!
05-17-2010, 02:54 PM #25
I wonder if you could unbolt the converter & slide it back in the tranny, then start it up to see if the noise is gone ?
05-17-2010, 03:00 PM #26
Sort of unhooking the transmission...
05-17-2010, 03:17 PM #27
the new noise sounds like its from the motor. id try and see if i hear the original noise at higher rpm in neutral or with the clutch in but the new noise scares me. im gonna have to just take it to a shop and get it squared away.
05-17-2010, 03:18 PM #28
without a lift removing the tranny would be a bitch... i would think but im not well versed on trannys.
Last edited by WhiteHawk489; 05-17-2010 at 03:22 PM.
05-17-2010, 03:28 PM #29
I forgot you had an M-6.... Scratch that idea !
Might want to let a few motor heads listen to it for more opinions.
05-17-2010, 03:28 PM #30
Where at in MD are you ?
05-17-2010, 03:42 PM #31
ill try to post a sound clip. im in germantown(south of fredrick)
05-17-2010, 05:00 PM #32
i seem to be having the same prob, almost sounds like it is comeing from the intake or valve cover like its pinging.... i was thinking it was a clutch issue like a spring breaking because i seem to loose a little clutch fluid after a few times running through the gears, but a drop in fuel pressure and it pinging sounds posible as well...
05-18-2010, 03:45 PM #33
figured out the new noise today..... a loose f-ing spark plug! took care of it, went for a ride and no more noise. sooooo happy it wasnt internal. never thought a the arch of a spark would be that loud!
05-18-2010, 04:36 PM #34
05-24-2010, 07:54 PM #35
05-24-2010, 07:57 PM #36
so tired of worring about bull S noises, if weather is nice this weekend i might have to just run and cross my fingers.........i cant leave her in the 14's!
06-05-2010, 03:10 AM #37
I'm going to try my setup again today ! Weather seems iffy... Got a Pontiac race on Sunday, so if you're around, look me up.
06-07-2010, 06:26 PM #38
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mine used to make the same noise but the bolts holdin the hurst stick in were loose lol
06-07-2010, 06:32 PM #39
06-09-2010, 10:18 PM #40
Seems my prob was internal as I have now lost a piston the car was smoking bad and now have a ls1 on an engine stand and get to look at a quarter size hole in the piston. Fml now I guess is the time for a good rebuild. Any ideas on head cam kits for me? The car is my daily but would like to build it a little more stout than just a rebuilt ls1.... After removing everything the clutch was about half life so guess that wasn't much of an issue must be a slave going bad I guess.
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