Australian Land Rover Owners

Gallery Donate Games Arcade Calendar Markets Shop Chat Subscribe! Files Links
Go Back   Australian Land Rover Owners > AULRO General Forums > General Chat


General Chat Almost anything goes, have a look and drop in a few lines. Think of it as a campfire chat with the kids around.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 06:43 PM
Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 574
Thanks: 430
Thanked 210 Times in 111 Posts
Bolts tightened now turbo whistles. Why?

Hello all.

I recently had a new decat pipe installed in my Puma.
During the process a bolt snapped off which meant the turbo had to come out as well. No drama.

The mechanic said to drop around afer a few weeks so he could check the tighness of all the bolts to make sure they had bedded properly and I did that today. One of his young guys put a rattle gun over all the bolts they touched during the install and said all was good.

After leaving I heard an obvious turbo whistle that wasnt there before.
I also heard once the sound of something that I can only describe as a high speed metallic 'flapping' sound that slowed down and disappeared as I came to a stop. I haven't heard that 'flapping' sound again in the last hour I've been driving but the turbo whistle is there. It's not loud, but it is there.

What I'm wondering is...

A) Had bolts loosened after the decat was installed and the turbo put back on? Now they have been tightened back up I can hear the result of extra boost in the form of turbo whistle which I will come to love? Or...

B ) The rattle gunning young bloke snapped a bolt resulting in gasses escaping which is making the turbo whistle. Or...

C) None of the above, phone a friend or use a lifeline Eddie.

I'm taking it back tomorrow for the mechanic to have a look see, he thought mabey it something to do with the heat shield (?).
Regardless , I'm interested in what others think the reason is.

Cheers.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 06:48 PM
Master
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 182
Thanks: 28
Thanked 77 Times in 48 Posts
I'd go for B especially if they went near the exhaust manifold
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bitdist For This Useful Post:
alittlebitconcerned (22nd July 2013)
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 06:52 PM
Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 574
Thanks: 430
Thanked 210 Times in 111 Posts
Thanks for the reply. Do you think A) is not possible? Trying to look on the bright side.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 06:52 PM
LandyAndy's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Williams West Aust
Posts: 14,936
Thanks: 5,927
Thanked 3,687 Times in 2,324 Posts
Surpises me that one would use a rattlegun to check bolt tension
Wouldnt be surprised if he broke one
Andrew
__________________
DISCOVERY IS TO BE DISOWNED
Midlife Crisis.Im going to get stuck into mine early and ENJOY it.
Snow White 2014 TDV6 D4
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 Stacer 525 Sea Master Sport
I made the 1 millionth AULRO post
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to LandyAndy For This Useful Post:
alittlebitconcerned (22nd July 2013), Dougal (23rd July 2013)
Sponsored Links
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 07:02 PM
Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 574
Thanks: 430
Thanked 210 Times in 111 Posts
That's what I thought. Not much 'feel' in a rattle gun I would think.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 07:07 PM
Blknight.aus's Avatar
RoverLord
Vendor
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ipswich Queensland
Posts: 21,744
Thanks: 194
Thanked 7,267 Times in 4,868 Posts
I smell a screwed gasket or a warped manifold.

Id also be looking around for a tub of tigerbalm to lube the rattle gun with before you jammed it up the young blokes clacker as you smacked him in the face with a torque wrench.
__________________
Dave

"In a Landrover the other vehicle is your crumple zone."

Fozzy, 2.25D SIII Ex DCA Ute
Some D1
Some other D1

Quote:
Yep, I swallowed it all didn't I
For spelling call Rogets, for mechanicing call me.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to Blknight.aus For This Useful Post:
alittlebitconcerned (22nd July 2013), Disco Muppet (23rd July 2013), disco2_dan (22nd July 2013), dswatts (22nd July 2013), goingbush (22nd July 2013), LandyAndy (22nd July 2013), rick130 (22nd July 2013), TeamFA (23rd July 2013)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 07:44 PM
LandyAndy's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Williams West Aust
Posts: 14,936
Thanks: 5,927
Thanked 3,687 Times in 2,324 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blknight.aus View Post
I smell a screwed gasket or a warped manifold.

Id also be looking around for a tub of tigerbalm to lube the rattle gun with before you jammed it up the young blokes clacker as you smacked him in the face with a torque wrench.
Spannerboy may be alittlebitconcerned
Get some pics
Andrew
__________________
DISCOVERY IS TO BE DISOWNED
Midlife Crisis.Im going to get stuck into mine early and ENJOY it.
Snow White 2014 TDV6 D4
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 Stacer 525 Sea Master Sport
I made the 1 millionth AULRO post
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LandyAndy For This Useful Post:
alittlebitconcerned (22nd July 2013)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 08:59 PM
Master
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: sydney
Posts: 574
Thanks: 430
Thanked 210 Times in 111 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blknight.aus View Post
I smell a screwed gasket or a warped manifold.

Id also be looking around for a tub of tigerbalm to lube the rattle gun with before you jammed it up the young blokes clacker as you smacked him in the face with a torque wrench.
Because I've had a turbo whistle in the past I thought I already had a warped manifold and/or stuffed gasket before the decat pipe install.
I bought a 3mm annealed copper gasket, stronger bolts and nord lock washers and had the mechanic use these instead of the standard stuff.. I also asked him to run a straight edge over the face to see if there was any warp and there was none.
It turned out that the previous whistle was only due to the turbo bolts on the manifold side working loose. Either way I now know I have a warp free face, upgraded copper gasket, bolts and washers... and now a turbo whistle.

With all of this good stuff used on the decat pipe install is there any other reason I would be now getting the turbo whistle aside from them busting the bolts? Hoping not to need the Tiger Balm but it's in the glove box ready.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 09:51 PM
LandyAndy's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Williams West Aust
Posts: 14,936
Thanks: 5,927
Thanked 3,687 Times in 2,324 Posts
Maybe give it a week or 2,by this time you SHOULD be able to see soot stains if there is a gasket leak.
Give spannerboy the tigerbalm anyhow just as a life learning thing
ENJOY
Andrew
__________________
DISCOVERY IS TO BE DISOWNED
Midlife Crisis.Im going to get stuck into mine early and ENJOY it.
Snow White 2014 TDV6 D4
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 Stacer 525 Sea Master Sport
I made the 1 millionth AULRO post
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to LandyAndy For This Useful Post:
alittlebitconcerned (23rd July 2013)
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 22nd July 2013, 09:59 PM
Wizard
Vendor
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Tecoma Vic
Posts: 1,291
Thanks: 261
Thanked 587 Times in 288 Posts
Why get anal about torque figures when you just rattle gun everything NOT
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Mail Order Specialists for Land Rover Vehicle Spare Parts"
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Roverlord off road spares For This Useful Post:
alittlebitconcerned (23rd July 2013)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 09:16 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Live Threads provided by AJAX Threads v1.1.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Australian Land Rover Owners
Copyright 2001 - 2014, Dave Blears Computing - DavecandoIT and aulro.com