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Talking Rattle, tap or knock? check your nuts

Some of you may have heard me saying on various threads "check your counterbalance nut is tight" and check the wear in the key in your key way behind the nut.

The reason i keep warning people is we have had two near misses & one that was catastrophic on our forum, boom !!

We had a new member from the UK (Ian) who posted "Engine rattle, where to start?" now in this video that he posted if you listen carefully you can hear a distinct "knock" a knock is where heavy metal is contacting, different to a tap & rattle.



Right away i suggested checking the counterbalance nut had not come loose, if only because it was only a matter of removing the clutch cover to see, and here is what he found.



Obviously the nut is loose, but can you see the movement of the gear on the shaft? its the key that has worn.

So if you hear a "knock" from the right side check, this has occurred on two 660`s & one 600E so far on our forum.

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