Can a piston slap be a serious issue?
As you may know, we should clear on the key thing here. Piston slap cannot be a serious issue for all automobile owners, just a kind of terrible annoyance. It is much like a TTAC column with the similar name.
Is there a problem with the Nissan Sentra piston slap?
Buy Toyota, Subaru, or Honda. Nissan does not stand behind their mistakes and do what is right. I thought it was just another loud Nissan engine but two different people at work said there was problem. One piston slapping around when cold then noise would decrease as engine became hot. Probably could have taken it in at 30K.
What causes a piston to slap the wall?
So, you should check and determine whether your piston is still in a good status. There are many common reasons for this problem. As you may know, I can be caused by its skirts hitting its corresponding cylinder walls which was happened by its connecting rod may pivot.
Why do I keep getting piston slaps on my wrist?
As you may know, I can be caused by its skirts hitting its corresponding cylinder walls which was happened by its connecting rod may pivot. Then, the wrist pin placement related to its ring lands can be the largest contributor to such matter. If the above reason is similar to your case, just follow the next step.
What causes the piston slap 5.3 problem?
Yes, that is what I read is the cause of the piston slap 5.3 problem. I heard-read actually-that it was decided that the top ring was set too low on the early 5.3’s. Apparently it allowed too much “crap” to condense above the top ring,and the gunk eventually was carbonized (I guess).
What makes the crankshaft knock the loudest?
Loudest when the engine is under load or acceleration, crankshaft knock can be diagnosed by paying close attention to the specific type of knock: A regular, rumble-like knock is often from worn main bearings. A more distinct knock is routinely attributed to worn rod bearings.
What causes a sharp knock on the crankshaft?
Crankshaft Knock. A regular, rumble-like knock is often from worn main bearings. A more distinct knock is routinely attributed to worn rod bearings. A sharp, irregular knock can be from a worn crankshaft thrust bearing.
How does carbon cleaner help with piston slap?
What is interesting is that carbon cleaner has been noted to help with piston slap. If that is true, then the piston rings on one or more pistons must be stuck in the ring land, not allowing the rings to properly support the piston in a cold running state.