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Hey guys, I have about 10 hours or less on my Predator and I noticed a bit of a tap. My bro in law thinks it's the spark plug. As it idles I hear it, and it getts rapid right before a stall. I don't notice it under throttle, just at idle. Any suggetions? Thanks again guys.
 

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Is it while moving or sitting still?
 

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While it's sitting still.
 

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Maybe valves? more of a tapping or clicking?
 

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It's sharper than a tap or a click. It's also not consistant. The time between taps totally varies.
 

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i think its just a noise that the engine makes. Its not a quite engine. You will get used to it.
 

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it may be your compression release making the noise....i think at low rpms it may be kicking sometimes. just an idea
 

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IDLE TOO LOW?
HOW LONG DOES THE PRED SIT BEFORE RIDES?
 

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So this is pretty common for the predator? I notice it when it sits at idle. I got it a few weeks ago, but have not been ablr to ride it yet, I just had surgery and still recovering.. But at idle it is a bit on the noisey side. Like I said It doesnt even have 5 hrs on it yet. As long as others sound like this and they are not a quiet motor, I not going to worry..
 

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Try a higher octane and see if it goes away. If its still there then I wouldnt worry about it.
 

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The ultra thin valve cover makes valve train pretty noisy.
 
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