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Thumping noise after head gasket and stud install
Ok, so I tore down my 04 to put gaskets and studs in it. After putting everything back together I had a heck of a time getting it started. After I cranked for a while it started making a noise like air blowing through (kind of like not having a spark plug in). After I finally got it going it started making a bigger banging noise.
Now after reading up a little bit I found out that you're supposed to put the dowel mark on the crank to 6 oclock. I didn't do that. The noise really sounds like it's coming from the front of the drivers side. From everything i've read online it usually takes out the push rods and rockers but on #5 cyl which is the other side of the motor.
I took the valve cover off the drivers side (where the noise sounds like it's coming from) and everything up top looks good.
So do I take the other side apart and check out the push rods and rockers on that side or assume it bent a valve or something? I've yet to read where it bent a valve on someones engine.