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#130533 - 14th Apr 2005 7:33pm Engine Ticking
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Hiya all hi

For the last couple of days my sister has noticed an extemely loud ticking sound coming from the front of the car. My dad said that she needs to get it sorted asap as it really doesnt sound very well. On the way home from work today it was alot louder than usual. So we pulled over and we listened from each side of the bonnet. I then clicked up the bonnet and its coming from the engine its self.

Does anyone know what it could be and where we could get it sorted at a decent price?

Any Help much appreciated smile

Love Laura x

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#130534 - 14th Apr 2005 7:41pm Re: Engine Ticking
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Does it not stop when the engine gets warm?
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#130535 - 14th Apr 2005 7:49pm Re: Engine Ticking
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check the oil and top it right up, even if this is not the problem you really want to keep it lubricated so this fault doesnt overly hurt it while u get it sorted, could be tappets??
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#130536 - 14th Apr 2005 7:49pm Re: Engine Ticking
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No, the only time it stops is when she takes the key out of the ignition.

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#130537 - 14th Apr 2005 7:51pm Re: Engine Ticking
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this is going to make me sound really blonde. But what are the tappets? sorry Ill never learn if i dont ask.

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#130538 - 14th Apr 2005 8:12pm Re: Engine Ticking
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laura, ive got the same problem with the metro at the mo, its the tappets apparently gettin some crap in them, scooby told me to try an engine flush and then fill with oil again and that should sort it.

Hope it helps
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#130539 - 14th Apr 2005 11:54pm Re: Engine Ticking
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Evo here we go hun, about the tappets

Tappets - These ride on the camshaft and actuate the valves. On a flathead, they directly open the valves, on an overhead valve engine they push rocker arms via the push rods to perform the same function.

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#130540 - 15th Apr 2005 12:48am Re: Engine Ticking
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It sound like engine Tappets from your description hun.

As already stated make sure the engine oil level is correct or it is possible to cause severe damage.

Check out our sponsers page for a list of garages who should offer you a free estimate and assesment. I know where i would take it but maybe i am slightly biast thumbsup

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#130541 - 16th Apr 2005 1:11am Re: Engine Ticking
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raftl Thanks for the help guys smile Its sorted.

Thanks for the lesson in tappets Steve thumbsup laugh

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#130542 - 16th Apr 2005 1:22am Re: Engine Ticking
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is it fixed now and if so, how did she fix it?
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#130543 - 16th Apr 2005 1:49am Re: Engine Ticking
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Note for all you tappet fans: Modern engines have hydraulic tappets/lifters and do not require a 'shim'.
Cold starts in the morning usually give a tapping sound, once the oil has flown through the engine a bit, the tappets become lube'd and tap no more. wink
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#130544 - 16th Apr 2005 1:08pm Re: Engine Ticking
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raftl The problem was she had no oil!!!! smack

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#130545 - 16th Apr 2005 2:40pm Re: Engine Ticking
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lmao, its kinda like that radio advert where the dude calls the AA or RAC cuz his petrol light comes on

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#130546 - 16th Apr 2005 4:33pm Re: Engine Ticking
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Shes so silly. She was like Laura, dont tell dad! smack

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