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Normal or chain noise?

Discussion in 'LR4' started by hickersb, Apr 18, 2021.

Time to Replace Chains?

  1. Its normal, faulty chains are the biggest hoax since the moon landing.

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  2. Pick it up, throw it away, buy another one.

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  1. hickersb

    hickersb Full Access Member

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    Seeing more and more people getting chains done. I have a 2012 with 80K, and just inside the supposedly affected range, so I'm thinking I should start keeping an eye on it.

    For those of you that have had the problem, I was hoping you could spare a minute and let me know if you think these are normal injector / HPFP noises or the beginning of chain noise?

    If anything it seems like the most noise is present in the third video -- after its warmed up a bit, though I suppose that could be as the fan slows, there's going to be less noise to drown out the other noises.,


    Cold start



    High idle to idle down



    Warming up

     
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    Don't worry about it. By the time it becomes a problem you can't help by notice it. It may never become a problem.
     
  3. hickersb

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    yeah, I get it. I just have a number of trips planned this summer and don’t want to end up with a car full of people in a car that doesn’t run....
     
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    Mine sounds basically the same, I have 120k and sometimes I get paranoid. I think we just gotta ignore it and keep on pushing, car runs like it’s brand new otherwise.
     
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    I could also attest that it sounds normal.
     
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    LOL then you really shouldn't have bought a Rover. I kid but if/when it craps out Muphy's law will ensure it will be on a trip and full of people.
     
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    Sounds normal to me (I'm at 125kmi, original chains/guides AFAIK). You may be hearing the injectors, which are not silent.

    Is there any significant increase in noise a full operating temp?
     
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    Good question, I will have to compare. I was under the impression the problem is most noticeable after a cold start...
     
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    The chain noise is most noticeable when accelerating from idle once the engine is warm. All 5.0s are noisy as hell at a cold start. The chain noise could be noisy then, too, but it's drowned out in the rest of the engine noise.
     
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    Seems normal to me and my 2013 has only 45k miles with meticulous maintenance.
     

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