For us, this problem is only noticable on start up for roughly 30+ seconds. I noticed it has been reduced slightly since we switched to synthetic oil.trailnimal said:Thank you for listening, providing feedback and reassurances.
There so much info on the web, many have fought for piston and shortblock replacements.
While the knowledge of having this loose tolerance on my engine is disconcerting, I don't think having a dealer tearing it down would lead to any better outcome.
It is just darn annoying to hear.
I guess though, if you tack it up to 7 grand like senior, you don't hear it anymore.:wink: