New engines aren’t cheap.
And rebuilds can be costly and downright time-consuming.
It’s no wonder unfamiliar sounds from our engine compartments can cause immediate concern. Seriously, anything except “vroom,” “roar,” and perhaps the whine of a supercharger are completely unacceptable. The key is figuring out the source of odd-ball sounds, so you can address any potential problems early.
This handy infographic by OnAllCylinders contributor Lori Sams will help you track down certain, unwelcome noises. Our original post on the topic, A Quick Guide to Diagnosing Common Engine Noises, will provide the extra info you need to begin curing the underlying causes.