So i just got my licence reinstated... have had the car maybe 2 weeks and today im driving to work and notice some knocking noises at first from under the car it seems like an exhaust leak but from under the hood you can tell its definetly rod knock, iv read from searching that these motors have noticable "piston slap" and loud valves..
I checked the car over and over when buying it and didnt notice anything and have had it at redline at MOST maybe 3 times its got 93k on it and not one mod at all performance wise.
Is this common on these EJ20's? can i get away with new rod bearings, new rings and honing?
It has tons of power and only does it at 3k rpm under load and not under load but clears up after 3k