Anyone up for yet another round of "Whats My Noise?"
This is a freshly rebuilt engine using a low mileage block, machined and short block assembled by the machine shop with Wiseco pistons (stock bore size). The shop also rebuilt the heads and I did the final assembly of the long block and install. From the initial fire-up (after priming the oil pump without firing) it has been an the noisy side, more so at idle. This will be my first engine with forged pistons so I'm not sure if it's just a normal piston slap sound from PTW clearance on the high side and can be ignored or something I should worry about. There are still enough real issues to sort out (stumble off idle, top mount seam letting go, etc.) without sweating this if it's normal. Loud thumps are just me hitting things with my phone.
Sounds sort of like an old 99 forester I had with almost 200k miles on it...
First attempt at logging, don't know if it will help at all
Thanks for any input.