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sounds like popcorn popping in engine

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11-26-03, 11:15 AM   #1  
ignorant gary
sounds like popcorn popping in engine

hello all, thanks you doityourself.com for existing. So i just bought a used hyundai accent gt, and in the top of the engine it sounds like there is a popcorn kernal jumping about in all directions. What is this? Thank you, gary

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11-26-03, 12:27 PM   #2  
Hi gary,

From your description, it could be popcorn banging around in your intake or it could be an exhaust leak. Could you describe it a bit more.

Is it a popping sound, or a tin rattle like a penny in a coffee can?
Can you hear it while driving? At all speeds? How frequent is the sound? Is it rythmic engine sound or a random sound?

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