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 Posted: Jul 3, 2020 03:05AM
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"Sewardblo" is a SPAMMER.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jul 2, 2020 09:21PM
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Manifold gasket leak perhaps?

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Originally Posted by SuzukiTodd
 

Just drove around the block for a bit. It still clicks while accelerating. I let off the gas and it’s gone. What do you think?  Timing?

Yes... timing.  As Kermy said, retard the timing a couple of degrees and repeat your driving test.  If that's not enough, retard it a couple of more degrees.  Always set the ignition components/system first before you touch the mixture.  

It's a bit of a balancing act.  You have to set the timing to work with the grade of fuel you are using and the condition/build of your engine.  Retarding the timing will make spark knock, detonation, and pinging less likely but it will also lower the power output of the engine.  Retard the timing until the bad noises go away, then turn your attention to setting the mixture.

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Detonation or pinging? Retard the ignition advance 2 degrees.

 Posted: Jun 7, 2020 08:14AM
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Originally Posted by dklawson
You said for the moment the sound is gone.  Before closing the thread I'd like to ask a question. 

Would you say the sound was similar to someone shaking a coffee can with a dozen marbles in it?

Yes. 

Just drove around the block for a bit. It still clicks while accelerating. I let off the gas and it’s gone. What do you think?  Timing?

So frustrating. We’re in the middle of moving to a different state and I don’t have the time to troubleshoot/repair. 

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If he had it running rich, carbon buildup may have caused pinging. When he leaned it out a bit and the pinging went away, he probably resolved the issue. 

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Detonation or pinging? Retard the ignition advance 2 degrees.

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You said for the moment the sound is gone.  Before closing the thread I'd like to ask a question. 

Would you say the sound was similar to someone shaking a coffee can with a dozen marbles in it?

Doug L.
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Originally Posted by tmsmith
What year is the car? What type of engine?
Apologies for the lack of info.  1982 Mini w/ 998 motor.  She's been running a little rich lately so I've been fiddling w/ the mixture.  Drove the car around the block after another adjustment and I didnt hear any clicking.  Crossing my fingers.

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What year is the car? What type of engine?

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What’s the frequency? One per revolution ish?

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Issue after issue w/ the Mini. When driving, the car makes a clicking noise and ‘feels’ like it’s about to stall. So I let off the gas and it’s fine. It does this primarily in 2d and 3d fear when I’m accelerating. Any ideas what it could be? The clicking noise almost sounds like when you crank the car. It it doesn’t turn over, if that makes any sense?