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Redcorsa69
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Registered: 21st Sep 02
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14th Oct 03 at 12:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just got home from doin the shopping and noticed a loud tapping noise. Sounds like very loud tappets but it has come on so quick I doubt it. Gave the car a right thrashing so not sure if that has something to do with it. Any ideas?
leeshez
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Registered: 3rd May 01
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14th Oct 03 at 12:58   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Low oil level or change the oil?
miles
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Registered: 25th Mar 02
Location: plymouth Drives: Astra Sport
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14th Oct 03 at 13:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Put your ear to the engine and listen for where its coming from.
Redcorsa69
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14th Oct 03 at 13:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It sounds like the top of the engine, under the rocker cover. So could be the cam maybe?
miles
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14th Oct 03 at 13:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Its the lifters
Kerry
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14th Oct 03 at 13:27   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i had this with mine so i ran it with engine flush in for 20 min then gave it an oil change and it was fine. was crappin though thinkin i had to change the tappets

when u last change oil?
Redcorsa69
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14th Oct 03 at 13:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i just been out for a quick run an the noise has pretty much dissappeared i changed the oild about 5,000 miles ago but i might just flush it out and do it again to be safe. Do you have to use flushing oil for this? an how long do u leave the flushing oil in for before swapping it for normal stuff?
Kerry
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14th Oct 03 at 13:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

go to bullseye at tanyard and ask for some engine flush then get some oil and filter while u are there if u dont have already. empty the can into where u put the oil and run at no more than 2k revs for 20 mins

then drop the oil change the filter and top up with correct amount

if its cleared a bit then probably is crap in ure tappets/lifters so may be worth doing. only cost me 15 for bits and i got the v6 so 5 litre of oil

give me a shout if u need a hand
Redcorsa69
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15th Oct 03 at 12:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cheers kerry, im at stafford at the mo tho but ill give it a go later this week. The noise has gone but gonna do it anyway.
Kerry
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15th Oct 03 at 13:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice one i deffo would if its gone. atleast theres no ongoin prob but deffo a sign of maybe a bit of crap needs flushing out
Skipz
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Registered: 23rd Aug 03
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15th Oct 03 at 23:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i had that problem at the bggining and i ignored it thinking it was nothing and gave the car an oil change and filter, ran it for 2 weeks now it's been sitting in my garage for 2 weeks cos everytime it starts it rattles like hell cos the crank and big end shells are knackered!

[Edited on 15-10-2003 by h18_oab]

 
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