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    Is being a pain. I can start it up and it will idle just fine. But you put it under a little load and the motor sounds like it's hissing from the exhaust. I really don't know what it could possibly be other than it's started dropping cylinders or stuck valves? I'm just at a loss because sometimes it sounds fine. So...anyone got any insight on it? I fear I will probably be rebuilding it
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    Exhaust leak?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Exhaust leak?
    Nope. The whole attitude of the engine changes. The exhaust note switches to what I would call a hissing and there is a loss of power. There isn't any fluid leaking. I should do a compression test so I may do that this afternoon.
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    No no...I will be posting if anyone knew any good abortion clinics if that were the case...
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    Suspect:
    1. Clogged exhaust +/- clogged catcon.
    2. Exhaust leak.
    3. Intake leak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    No no...I will be posting if anyone knew any good abortion clinics if that were the case...
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    By the way, if it's a plug the hissing will be rhythmic, before the plug comes out entirely and the car sounds like a tug boat. How do I know this? Anyway, since it's not rhythmic (yet?) I left plugs out of my initial semi-idiotic analysis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
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    Two story house, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Two story house, right?
    Thr Aluminum ones are better.Less prone to infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    do a compression test
    For pregnancy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Suspect:
    1. Clogged exhaust +/- clogged catcon.
    2. Exhaust leak.
    3. Intake leak.
    Listed in decreasing likelihood in my view (incidentally, I'm not a mechanic to my view is, well, worthless; see my signature...) and decreasing cost.

    That's my story, I'm sticking to it.
    This makes sense...I'll check out the exhaust tonight when I get home.

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    For pregnancy?
    Oh don't say that...
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    It was totally clogged.
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