So I just received my Stingray, and I noticed that the engine makes a ticking noise. Is that normal? I'm assuming that pushrod engines make more mechanical noises.
Good idea and I will once I get my C7 back in about another month :-(For you guys with ticking sounds, why not record a video up close and personal with the hood open, and post a link to it so others can hear it? Besides, I am sure a lot of us will not get tired of hearing that engine.
By the way, my wife's direct injection engine makes a funny noise at idle, but it goes away when you increase the RPMs. Apparently, this is completely normal for these new direct injection engines.
Anyway, like I said, some of you guys should post some up close and personal videos with the engine. Those of us still waiting on our orders will thank you.
Thanks for the suggestions... have not listened under the hood, will see if that makes it easier to identify where it's coming from. Have not seen any leaks. At worst, will check with dealer at a later date... unless it gets worse.Al, on second thought, maybe your belt tensioner is starting to go bad. Check that out with the hood raised and see if it is coming from the front left of the car. If so, do you have any leaks yet? Have it checked out.
Thanks Chip... was busy today, so haven't even had a chance to look under the hood. Will try to capture an audio clip (with Sammy S4). Not sure how well it might stand out with other background noise (and recording quality)... not even sure if I can do this, have never tried before(?).Al / all I have heard several descriptions of what a failed / failing belt tensioner sounds like, but it is not really helpful. An auto clip would be. As the tensioner reaches the end of its life, in most cases it is leaking / slinging Hyd. oil under the car and in the engine bay. Here is what we know about the issue:http://www.stingrayforums.com/forum/stingray-corvette-tsb-recalls/3463-failed-failing-serpentine-belt-tensioner-pip-5185-updated-pip5185a.html