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This is my first post here so I would like to say good evening from the lower east side of New Mexico, hope everyone is havin a good un. Let me give you a little back story, I have been a mechanic for quite some time, worked a city government in Texas for quite awhile and a few dealerships and private shops before that, I consider myself in no way a professional but fairly proficient in mechanical ability and have found over the years that knowledge is power and have learned to ask as many questions as possible and I always learn something new. Working for a city government I also learned everyday there is always a new way for someone to tear something up, it is absolutely astounding. There is no exception here in New Mexico. I bought a 4010 LP tractor from a fella about 3 months ago, needed quite a bit of love as the previous owner saw no need for tach cables, seats, seals, oil changes or washing anything. After I rewired it and fixed several items it turned out to be a great running tractor but, it was an LP and thirsty so I decided to sell it. The fella I bought it from had another 4010 but a diesel and me being a glutton for punishment entered a deal with him for the diesel and some cash for the 4010 LP back.It didnt run when I picked it up, he told me the engine had a little noise in it but it was the same noise it had for the past 14 years. The engine is out of a 4020 diesel. When I got it home I checked the fluids, they looked ok???? Put a battery on it and oh how that little engined talked, it said knocka knocka knocka knocka. It as well leaked like a sieve around the injection pump and will probably need a injector line or two as it has been leaking here for a long time without being fixed. The knock get quieter the warmer the engine gets and seems to be in the top of the engine, could this somehow be a fuel related knock? I am going to put rod and main bearings in it pretty quick to see if that may be it but it just sounds way to high in the motor to be a rod or main, it sounds nothing like a wrist pin or piston slap. Where is the best place to find used sheet metal, the place in lubbock wants 550 for a hood, I thought that was a little much for used sheet metal. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.