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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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Please help..I am looking at a Freelander I6,3.2L,non turbo,S80

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Hi,please help..I am looking at a Freelander I6,3.2L,non turbo,S80 engine....It has 59K miles on,7x landrover services,and one owner.Lovely thing,lovely engine,But,i have a good ear,and at 3200rpm,just maintaining it,the very slightest increase in throttle induces a horrible rapping noise from the engine,you can do this stationary,the second you ease off a touch,its all quiet again.....Pretty sure its not pinking,not really enough load,but is the engine management allowing too much advance??....It sounds like little ends!!!....Scared to buy!!!....Any ideas??....Nigel.....
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Volvo
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Expert:  Matt replied 2 years ago.
hello Nigel if you were to add some octane booster into the fuel tank to see if the rattling / detonation goes away then this would answer the question however this isn't normal behaviour so I'd say the easiest route is just to find another example, before buying this one?