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  1. My second car, and my first spyder! Need help with noises

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hi Everyone, Last month I bought a 02 with 87k on the dash. I've been having a blast with it. There was the classic soft top latch rattle at first, but after putting about 1200 miles on it, the car has gotten really noisy going over potholes and rough roads. I do my best to avoid them, but...
  2. 2ZZ engine noise at 7.500 RPM

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I need help identifying where this noise comes from, which starts exactly at 7,500RPM. I don't have an exhaust system (straight exhaust pipe). The noise appears even accelerating in neutral.
  3. Fixing Rattles

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    I bought my spyder brand new in 2002. Over the years it has developed MANY rattles. Does anyone know how to solve the constant rattling noises other than just turn up the radio. That doesn't seem to be working anymore.
  4. Metallic Engine Rattle/noise, need help diagnosing

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    ***Resolved*** Hey guys. I recently got done switching my OEM plugs to BKR5E-11's and I have been getting a loud metallic noise coming from the engine bay. I didn't touch any bolts other than the ones to get to the actually plugs, and I double checked to make sure . Oil level was about 2/3...
  5. Just installed aftermarket header

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Hey guys I have a 2001 with 99k miles on it. A few weeks ago I started getting an outrageous rattle that sounded like a woodpecker in my exhaust line at a cold start. Through research through this VERY helpful forum I assumed it was a pre-cat problem. After 2 long days and hours of anguish on my...
  6. Engine noise revisited

    Care, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting
    Ok, I've asked this before, and the general thought was that everything is fine, but I've listened to other 1zz cars shut down and they don't sound like this... So please view The noise I'm asking about is the very last...