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Metallic rattle during acceleration

Hi, i have a 1999 toyota corolla vvt-i ( manual transmission) and have noticed this nasty metallic rattle in the engine when accelerating, espercially when climbing a slope. occures mostly in 3rd and 4th gear. the mechanics say the timing is a bit too high and that i should not really let it worry me, but this car is not supposed to have any specific timing.

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Try moving up 1 grade of fuel, if you are using 87, put in 89. See if this helps.

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