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#11: 01-29-2013, 05:55 AM
 
 johnegg
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the piston slap in my 97OBW never fully went away, but it did get quieter.

the ''new style '' tensioner, 98+, can make a knocking noise when they get weak and old.

get a $5 mechanic's stethoscope and isolate the noise.

read this link about noise:
http://remanufactured.com/Engine_Diagnosis_101.htm