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When I stop the car the engine has a metallic tinkling

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when I stop the car the engine has a metallic tinkling sound; pretty sure its like hot metal cooling. engine doesn't run hot and is in mid-range on gauge when driving. is it anything to worry about?
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: about 68,000. is a 1988 Carrera.
JA: Are you fixing your Carrera yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing unless it sounds like something unusual?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: cataletic (spelling) converter was gutted out by a previous mechanic; stupid! thought that it would help performance (didn't ask me before doing)
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Porsche
Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

The converter actually will keep the exhaust temps down the pipe is getting hotter farther down and you are probably right the tick sound it the metal cooling and contracting as it cools.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Expert:  Dan replied 9 months ago.

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