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Old 02-12-2011, 02:52 AM
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my little neon has got some piston slap, its not a big deal to me bc im selling this car in a few months anyways, is there any quick fixes for it to maybe quiet it down a little bit, its real noticeable when the car is cold, after it warms up, not so much, it doesn't affect the performance at all either, it just is kinda annoying, the way ive been dealing with it is just turning the radio up louder, im thinking abut getting a really loud muffler to cover the sound lol...
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:14 AM
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ohh and another thing, whats the gas mileage u guys have been getting???
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Piston slap is less pronounced on a warm engine. No quick fixes. You fix it or you don't.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:36 AM
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In some chevy's that's something normal ... I think it was in the Tahoes, Escalades and some others but I'm not positive on this so don't quote me. As for a Neon I don't think it's a good thing and it would need to be taken care of. You're talking reboring your cylinder walls ....


As for gas mileage ... Took 3 strips all the same distance of 90% was highway
1st and 2nd trips I was doing roughly 10 miles over the speed limit and I was getting 1st: 35.5xxxx mpg's
2nd: 36.5xxxx mpg's
The 3rd trip I did exact speed limit with gradual slowing and slow speed up and I did 38.3xxxx mpg's.
My Neon is stock except for Bosch Iridium plugs and wires.

Now as for city mpg's I've been getting 30-32 mpg's.
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They all piston slap when cold.

My R/T does it, and it was babied it's entire life. I just let the car warm up before moving it. Am I worried about it? Nope.
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I heard motor honey works pretty good but I haven't tried it myself yet, too lazy.
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yah its been pretty cold here in Colorado, last week it got down to -20 but its finally warming up this week tomorrow its supposed to be 60, but ive let it warm up for about 20 min when its cold, after it warms up, i can hardly hear it
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btw, logikfive nice pic! ive gotta 1999 durango 5.9l just hit 210,000 miles, i love it! the only thing ive had go wrong with it is a u joint went bad once! we bought it new in 1999, great car
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btw, logikfive nice pic! ive gotta 1999 durango 5.9l just hit 210,000 miles, i love it! the only thing ive had go wrong with it is a u joint went bad once! we bought it new in 1999, great car
Yeah my '99 Durango (black) is my baby... aside from my Conquests. The '01 (silver) is a POS. It breaks all the time.

I've got 153k on my '99 right now, owned it since 120k. Not a single issue with it. I hope my Neon can serve me as well as the Durango.
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If you want a loud exhaust you should get the stock srt4 that is really loud without anything but the exhaust alone. I dont have this piston slap never had lucky me.
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