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Corsa B X14XE with bad idle and whistle/knock noise (video)

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  • [Corsa B 1993-2000] Corsa B X14XE with bad idle and whistle/knock noise (video)


    My name is Eduard and i come from Holland.
    I got a Vauxhall Corsa B with x14xe engine.
    Last week i replaced the head gasket, and set the timing belt.

    When I start the car, and I left the car running.
    I hear a whistle sound, and a strange sound during rev.
    how can i solve the problem ??

    See the movies.

    I hope that someone has a answer to my question.

    excuse me for the poor english

  • #2
    Sounds to me like the belt isn't fitted correctly - they can whistle if they are too tight, which can also pull the cam timing out.

    Before I listened to the videos I thought by a whistle you were describing an air leak, but from the video clip that's more of a mechanically generated noise.

    Are you sure it is the right belt? If it is the right belt double check the fitting and tension.
    1972 Viva restoration thread -


    • #3
      Thnx for the reply,

      I'm sure it is the right belt. the timing is tight.
      I left the rollers like it is from the belt.
      But when i rev the car up, its has a strange knock. That can you hear in part 1.

      I will check it out one of these days. No hurry. ;p


      • #4
        Agreed, tight timing belt. Also explains that knock noise... not so much a ping or a knock, but possibly valve kissing?


        • #5
          Or incorrectly fitted covers....