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    Tappets?

    Guys I have definately developed an issue with my engine....

    Its the right hand side like a noisey tappets kinda noise but it rises with revs and does not go away.....

    Had water pump, cam belt etc changed already at 40k and that side is quiet as a mouse....


    Any clues??
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    cant say about you noice but if you want tappets they are £22 each from vx! i just got a set and he did them for £15 each and it was still well over the 200 mark!

    so make sure it is the tappets before you get them!!!

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    Manifold blowing?

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    auto vaux are under a tenner each when i asked so try there aswell

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    interesting i just changed mine only to find out it still doing it so now got 16 tappets spare
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottyboy View Post
    Manifold blowing?
    VXR turbo coming tomorrow.... It'll rule that one out.

    Thing is it was loud lunch time, when I drove home from work and listened it was quieter again....

    Could solenoids become loud randomly? An injector get loud? To me it sounds like tappets...... But im not spending out a fortune to find out its not them lol

    Does anyone know anything about this post??
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    In an attempt to pinpoint the exact location of the noise, get a short length of hose (say 1m) and put your ear at one end, then hold the other end in different locations around the engine bay. You should be able to pin point the noise easily.

    Tappets generally don’t start making noise full time, they usually start off tapping a few times at startup, and when they get worst, may do if for longer, but eventually die down. If it is doing it all the time and suddenly started doing this, I would say it is unlikely to be the tappets.

    In your first post you said it was on the right hand side of the engine – but then you say about the water pump – is the noise deffo on the right?
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    Yeah noise is definately coming from the right hand side... I know the noise the return valve makes and i've listened to the cam belt area.. Its coming from the right, but it does come and go! Its really hard to see exactly where it comes from.....
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    Ah - that is where you are going wrong, you need to hear where the noise is coming from, not see where the noise is coming from!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeWarner View Post
    Ah - that is where you are going wrong, you need to hear where the noise is coming from, not see where the noise is coming from!

    Not if you like Quaife, lsd makes you hear colours and see sound....
    Arden Astra GSI - Phase 3.5

    EDS Phase 3.5 288 BHP 340 FT/LB

    Inlet cam and Dbilas manifold.

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