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My wife keeps telling me I lost my marbles but I found them.....safe and sound in my engine. Seriuosly.....a new noise has developed and I can't pin point where it is coming from. I removed the lower tupperware and tried using a hose (stethescope) to narrow it down but could not. It isn't a loud rattle and doesn't seem to change with slight increases in RPM's.
I just changed all fluids (about 100 miles back) and have never heard this before. I'll probably have to take it to the dealer this weekend.
This is what I get for threatening to sell her and get a new one.
 

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Bob,

It isn't a cam chain tensioner taking a nap is it? I remember my dad's old Datsun station wagon had a cam chain tensioner oil port that got plugged and the car sounded like a barrel of monkeys shaking paint cans.

I'm not an expert on the LT upper end, but surely those much wiser than me will chime in before long. In either case, good luck finding the problem and hopefully it will not be a major issue with you. Happy riding!
 

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Are you sure you removed the rubber seal with the oil filter? It often sticks to the top of the sump and can cause issues with oil bypassing the filter when you have two on the filter.
 

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Positive the rubber seal was removed.
 

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Bob,

Another thought. It isn't the alternator drive is it? Does it change when you increase the electrical load on it? I remember reading Paul Glaves once describe a failing alternator drive as a "death rattle". Not going to be fun changing it, but certainly better than internal engine failure. Check with your stethoscope just in front of the alternator above the engine.
 

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That might be a possibility.
 
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