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June 2017

Over the last couple years, I'd noticed a sound from the right side of the engine bay, most notable at idle, that didn't sound right. Kind of a clicking/tapping. It seemed to be getting louder, and this Spring I decided I needed to do something about it, as the car was starting to sound like a jalopy.

The car seemed to perform fine, and oil pressure was good, so I didn't think it was anything too serious. Getting some advice online, I thought it may be a stuck lifter, so I added some Mystery Oil.

That did not improve things, so I figured it was time to have an expert take a look. I had a mechanic come to the house (I didn't want to drive the car to his shop, out of fear that if it was something serious, I could be damaging the engine) to investigate. He thought it sounded like an exhaust leak, but wasn't sure, so the car was trailered to his shop.

At the shop, the exhaust manifold was removed, and sure enough - the exhaus gasket had failed. Thankfully, not a serious mechanical issue. I had visions of the engine being torn down.

The 340 sounds awesome again, instead of like a '55 pickup that's low on oil.





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