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does anyone know what else besides gas causes engine knock when the car is at idle and in gear?it is pretty loud.
 

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Bad rod bearing, piston slap, lifter tick, loose torque converter, etc.

Knocking is generally not a good thing. Does the noise increase or decrease with rpm, temperature, load, etc?
 

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no just at idle.when youre in front of the car,you can herar the sound coming from under valve cover but i pulled it off and didnt notice anything wrong.also, i just replaced my timing cover.
 

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If its coming from the valve cover, I'd suspect a lifter issue. Does it come from that lump on the end of the cover that houses the VVT mechanism? Does it lessen when you change your oil?
 

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That's indicative of a bad timing chain/tensioners.
 

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no.it just knocks at idle and in gear.i revved it lightly once and it sounded like a rattling noise
 

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its funny cuz i just replaced all the tensioners 8 months ago.i replaced just about all of my timing components due to the fact my tensioners got old and the chain wore a hole in the side of my timing cover.i never hammered my car once and i bought it new and never had any knocking before.
 

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mine used to click, I think you may be hearing the same thing. actual knocking you would hear from inside the car. I didn't worry too much about mine, it never became a problem. I think the lifters make a little bit of noise.
 
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