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5 years 11 months ago #205 by hawkeye177
Hello All,

Yesterday my wife and I went to go to the store in my Miata and I got about 2 houses away from mine and my engine started making a very loud ticking noise. This was a very loud ticking noise not the normal start up noise. It was like I lost a valve or something.

I still need to do a lot more diagnosing myself but I just wanted to see if any of you have heard this noise before and can lead me in the right direction. Below are two videos of the noise and the Oil smoke that just started. When I get more time i'm going to pull the plugs but I don't want to because the threads are going south (but they are all tight now).





Car
1994 Miata 1.8
175,000 Miles
Mobil 1 5w30
No mods
Timing belt done recently

Let me know what you guys think I should try first.

Thanks
Rob P

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