Noise problem solved

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by dd1228, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    I just want to let everyone , who was so helpful, know what the noise problem was on my 02 FLHTC with 80K miles. It definitely was piston slap. I replaced the cylinders and pistons with new HD products and had the cylinders bored to match the pistons, (3.875 dia) 95 inches. The noise is now gone and the bike runs strong. I'm sooooo happy. I knew that noise was not supposed to be there. So thanks again to Bubbie, Glider, and all the other people who gave me advise on this issue. This is a great forum and I read it regularly to learn more about my machine.
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Glad you found the reason for the noise. Ride safe
     
  3. chuck60

    chuck60 Active Member

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    what did the noise sound like?
     
  4. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    May I ask how much it cost to repair the engine? Was it a big bore kit?

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  5. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    It sounded like tappet noise, so I initially replaced the lifters (at a $100). And the noise kept going.