PTSD Patrol Empowerment Zone
July 15, 2018
While you wait for it to stop, more damage is done to your engine. That is the same thing with PTSD and the engine that is in your skull. Your brain is the engine that drives you!
On Bell Performance there is an article on sounds your engine should not be making.
Diagnosing Common Engine Noises - James on Engines #3
Posted by: James Dunst
The Common Problem: Engine Noises When an unfamiliar noise starts coming from somewhere under the hood, people get scared. They may not know enough about complex engine systems to know if it’s something to worry about or not.
Let’s discuss some of the source areas mechanics find to be the most common places for engine noises to originate from.When you are not sure about the cause of the noise you hear in your engine, you start to hope it just stops. You want your ride to go back to normal. While you wait for it to stop, more damage is done to your engine.
Some of the causes of this condition are improper fuel octane, engine overheating, improper ignition timing, the EGR valve not functioning properly and problems with the computer or knock sensor. All these conditions can cause the air fuel mixture in the cylinders to ignite before it’s supposed to. This creates multiple flame fronts in the cylinder fighting each other and causing the pinging and rattling noise. Check your owner’s manual to make sure you’re using the right grade of fuel. Or you can switch to a higher grade for a period and see if the noise goes away. If it doesn’t, you’ll want to look at these other possible causes.
That is the same thing with PTSD and the engine that is in your skull. Your brain is the engine that drives you!
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