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I just got the engine rebuild in a 1.9 1996 ford escort. When I start the car the valves make lots of noise till it wams up then you can only hear a small valve noise. What should I do? Norberto Louisville KY

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  • freshlook07 Nov 14, 2009

    Well the car has 3000 since the rebuild of the engine and I have change the oil 3 times since. However I do not have any warantee because it was done by a so called friend which I no longer socialize with. What do you recomend I do. And thank you for your promp responce. Norberto



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Give it a few more days the valves have to seat themselves the sound that your hearing is valve lash if it does not improve within 500 miles of rebuild take it back to the mechanic they may have to redo the the valves.

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  • Katdaddy21 Nov 15, 2009

    since youre not dealing with the mechanic anymore id suggest that you have someone that you trust take the valvecover off and retorgue the valves.this should solve your problem if it dosent then you may have to start from scratch and have it redone being that we dont know if he did every thing correctly. also you can have the timing rechecked to make sure that its in time this will give you some valve rattle also. hope this helps you.


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Take it back. teh shop should have some type of warrenty on rebuilt engines.. make them fix it. they caused it.

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