Engine clatter

Discussion in 'Engine, Fuel and Exhaust' started by HermitKing, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. HermitKing

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    My 09 Road King, V&H Pro Pipe, VO2 intake & fuel pack..is noisey. Like stuck lifters on a 302 Ford motor. Loudest between 2300..and 3000 rpms. Dealer says its normal...its not. Sound seems to come from everywhere in the engine. While changing primary oil I noticed the chain is sagging a little on top...is that too loose? It has the factory auto adust tensioner...as far as I know.
    Any help appreciated.:panic
     
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  3. HermitKing

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    Thanks,,HDDon...tried that yesterday...twice...didn't seem to help...also forgot to mention..engine is a little irratic at parkin lot speeds..hard to maintain steady speed.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

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  5. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Sure sounds like the chain is a little to loose. Check your manuel for the correct adjustment.
     
  6. Jack Klarich

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    Eratic, as in missing or jerking at low speed?
     
  7. HermitKing

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    I think they checked for codes at the dealership...but will check it myself. Will also remap the fuel pack. Thanks.
     
  8. HermitKing

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    The manual has no info on chain tension..auto adjust...just intructions to replace it.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

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  10. HermitKing

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    Jerking at low speeds...runs great otherwise...has plenty of power...engine seems much quieter in fifth and sixth gear.