free hit
counters
Rattle coming from engine bay - Engine & Ancilliaries/Gearbox - The Lotus Forums Jump to content
Stephan90

Rattle coming from engine bay

Recommended Posts

Yesterday I noticed a rattle coming from the engine bay. I made a video of it:

 

At around 0:08 it is most noticeable.

 

 

Do you guys think it is anything serious? My car was at Lotus Silverstone less than a month ago...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

lol, sounds less rattly than alot of Evoras 

 

 

It's hard to hear in the vid. Heatshields and gearbox are the most common ime.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't tell from the video, (well I can't) but which end of the engine are we listening to?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm talking about a rhythmic (0:06-0:10) rattling sound. It's not the normal supercharger sound (0:00-0:02) and it only started day before yesterday after a two hour drive. Now it is loud enough that you can hear it stationary with the window down. Window up I can't hear it.

 

This is the right side of the engine (looking at the back of the car) but you can hear it from everywhere. My gf could also hear it while in the car on the passenger side with the window down.

 

I don't want to run to the garage for every little thing but at the same time I don't want it to wreck itself.

 

I will try to get another video done.

Edited by MrStephens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I listened again and could hear what you are talking about this time. I would be looking at heat shields possibly. I have heard similar noises on the chemical refineries I have worked at and it generally leads back to a fixed plate that is resonating.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[...] similar noises on the chemical refineries [...]

 

That is what a real Lotus should sound like right? So the consensus is to book it in with Silverstone again?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, as said it's more than likely a loose heat shield...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×