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    tapping noise

    think the tappets are going its loud when I 1st start the car up but then dies down a bit
    been told this is cos the oil has drained out of the tappets
    could I be using the wrong oil?
    checked the level and its spot on
    car never uses any oil
    also my mate has a Audi he told me genuine Audi oil filters have a valve in them to stop the oil totally draining from the tappets copy parts don’t have this valve
    do genuine Vauxhall filters do this as well?


    sorry about all the questions
    thanks

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    what engine is it mate?
    as i know most old 2.0 16v do this on cold starts, my old astra gte 16v used to do it, but die down as the temp had risen, its most likely to be tappets, try a thicker oil grade, this may help.

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    you might be using the wrong oil or you might have had poor oil in there and now you've just put in decent stuff?

    Only ever use gen Vaux filters as they are so cheap anyway, £1.19 on trade club
    Not sure if they have the valve or not.
    VW use that design on the VR6 and early non gen filters were cking up the engine by returning oil.

    If the noise goes after it gets warm then doing bother doing anything, i've got one noisey tappet but goes very fast.
    Cossie lumps are renound for this but go once warmed up.
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    its a 96 2.0litre ecotec lump
    its a lot better when warm but never used to be that loud when cold

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