I've replaced my Corsa Bakkie's cylinder head, changed plugs & oil, cleaned the petrol pump, replaced everything that I could.

There is still a funny noise (like the sound when you put a card at your bicycle's wheel) and sometimes the smoke is white/grey/black ...

Please assist, I have been spending a fortune on it so far and is sure that I'm missing something stupid.

  • Welcome to the site. Could you please give a full list of what you have replaced? Is the smoke always present? When is the smoke the most? Also, where is the funny noise coming from? Is it the engine bay, wheels or something else? The more details you provide, the better the chances of us helping you out.
    – Zaid
    Jan 5 '16 at 9:29
  • Thanks Zaid. When the bakkie is idling there is a bit of smoke and obviously when you "ref" it it becomes more. The noise is coming from the engine bay. Sjo the items that has been: replaced: cylinder head, lifters (& bled), Gasket Kit, in and outlet valves, cam-belt, pistons, Oil rings and compression, crank bearings, Oil and petrol filter cleaned decently... Jan 5 '16 at 10:06
  • Is the sound of playing cards relative to RPM's? Jan 5 '16 at 10:17
  • Sure its safe to say yes to your question DucatiKiller... Any suggestions? Jan 5 '16 at 10:46
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    Check out mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/22707/…
    – kmarsh
    Jan 5 '16 at 19:14

That "card in the spokes" noise sounds like an exhaust manifold leak. Since it didn't do it before the repair it would most likely be an exhaust manifold gasket leak, and not a hole in the manifold itself.

The white smoke could be antifreeze getting into the combustion chamber from a leaking head gasket. Here is a link to a question here about how to test for a leaking head gasket: How to test if head gaskets are blown?

I hope that helps!

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