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Engine knock and blown head gasket symptoms?

Postby smog7 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:04 am

Im thinking about taking my car into toyota to get the timing checked out... Just wondering but are their any dead give away's to having engine knock or a blown head gasket?
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Postby syko says » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:17 am

you can definitely do the timing yourself, it takes no more than 5 minutes with two people (one person turning the dizzy the other checking the timing)

for knock, you'll hear it most likely.. is your knock sensor throwing code 52 [i think]? a blown head gasket would give you tons of white smoke out of your exhaust.. also for a bhg, if you looking inside your radiator, if its foamy, it either has rabies or a bhg.
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Postby smog7 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:20 am

ok Im pretty sure I can throw bhg out, still not sure about the knock though...I still havent done any error tests on my car..
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Postby syko says » Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:23 am

jump those two terminals, i forgot which ones exactly, with a paper clip, that takes like 30 seconds haha.
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Postby ionlion » Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:14 am

E1 and TE1 terminals
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Postby smog7 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:41 am

So error test is a sure way of finding out if I have knock?
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Postby syko says » Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:50 am

smog7 wrote:So error test is a sure way of finding out if I have knock?


CEL 52 is a very sure sign youre knocking, your knock sensor is bad, the wire to the knock sensor is bad, or your ECU is bad.

is there a CEL when youre driving?
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Postby smog7 » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:18 pm

nope no cel. Im going to still do the test just to be sure.
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