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I don't know what it is but i wouldn't drive it. something in the valvetrain possibly? How is your piston/valve clearance? Check all the bolts I guess.
 

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hey, i just watched the vid and that sounds pretty bad. i had a slightly quieter tick in my engine and it was the bottom end, had no oil. it sounds stupid but have you checked the oil? i hadn't checked mine in a couple of weeks and it didn't even show up on the dipstick. i would say it has something to do with the engine though and not the transmission. whatever it is, good luck. i would agree and say to not drive it anymore though.
 

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You need to stop driving it before you really tear something up. It sounds like a rod in one and then it sounds like something inside the bellhousing in the other.
 

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I had a rod bearing spin and it sounded like a hammer on an anvil, with a distinct ping to it. That sounds similar, due to it being in time with the engine speed. Metallic sounds can travel throughout the drivetrain, making it sound like it's coming from other places.

When did the noise start? Can you pinpoint what was happening right before the noise first started?
 

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The noise started a few days ago and I immediately stopped driving it. I just got it to the speed shop that did the motor install for me. The DSS short block has less than 2K miles on it.
 

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i hope its not a rod bearing, but thats what it sounds like.
If it's a rod bearing then I would hope DSS would replace the short block. It's less than 12 months old and still under warrenty.
 

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Just got "the" call from my local shop. They said it's a rod bearing. Part of the clicking noise is the piston possibly hitting the head. They are in contact to DSS Racing to get me a new short block. This one was only 5 months old.
 

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That suck dude good luck with getting it replaced.
 

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Hey I had that same sound. it was a valve spring retainer that broke. causing the valve to hit the piston. pull the valve covers look at the retainers...
 

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Hey I had that same sound. it was a valve spring retainer that broke. causing the valve to hit the piston. pull the valve covers look at the retainers...

They did that. They said when it is up on the lift you can reallly feel it if you put your hand on the oil pan.
 

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DSS should cover it if it's still under warranty.
 

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It's still under warranty. The motor is only a few months old. My problem is who's covering the labor. It's not A1's fault the motor blew up....so they are going to charge me labor...I just know they are. I still haven't heard from anyone yet so I'm not really sure how it's all gona work out.
 

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Got a hold of A1. They had the block for a week and are sending photos to DSS. They said the #1 rod bearing was all sorts of chewed up. They also said it's a good thing that it's only one cylinder. This usually means it's an internal part issue and nothing A1 did wrong. I guess I'll know the final outcome in another week or so. This is sooo nerve wracking.

I bought another car to get me by!

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