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Fun_Bucket

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My car makes a strange knocking noise when idling in gear, and makes the same noise but worse , when you really rev it out. Took it to one mecahnic and he said i dunno, maybe go to an auto electrician, so i went elsewhere, and i said drive it and you will hear it, but they just sat their in the workshop revving the motor, and he said i reckon it's a gearbox mount thats making the problem. I dont know where i can go and trust somebody.. I dont think its a gearbox mount because it makes the same noise in neutral, when under no load, and doesnt even sound like its coming from the gearbox...Its been doing it for a few months now, and now that i have a little $$ saved up to have it looked at, i dont want to get ripped off by some who thinks oh yeah might be this, could be that....-I had the engine mounts tightned and it's not the harmonic balancer, and it dosent missfire either,does anyone have any ideas or suggestion to prevent me getting ripped off , i live in sydney if thats helps?
 

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check your center bearing on your tail shaft and your uni joints i know you said it dose it in neutral but it wont hurt to check and just check g box mount and engine mounts and go from there
 

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Went to MIDAS, they told me my engine mounts need replacing-$600, as do my gearbox mounts-$150, and that there's a slight missfire, which could be a burnt out valve which would require the head coming off and atleast $1000, they said it wouldn't hurt to replace the injectors while im at it too-$200 ****!! i brought the whole car for less!!!
 

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If you have a decent video camera, do us a youtube/etc video so we can hear/see it. :)
 

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I can try doing it with my phone , it's all i've got, im not really sure it will pick up the niose im talking about though..
 

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Surely you've got a mate with a good vid camera, or someone with a N95/N96 phone? :)
 

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Nup, not long moved interstate, so dont really know anybody yet...But the camera in my samsung Touch aint to bad, so i'll give it a go...
 

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spoke to wreckers and they can do engine mounts for $200, so there's a saving of 400 so far. Told him about the noise, and he said he's got a sports exhaust there for 6obucks, i said whats a sports exhaust got to do with it, and he said well you wouldnt be hearing the niose anymore! haha
 
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