Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Ticking noise...

  
  1. #1
    Status
    Offline
    Jonny's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    202
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)

    Ticking noise...

    wel i have done a search for this and it seems that it could be that 'thing' that is attached to the top of the air box, but im just making sure.

    Basically over the last few days, i have noticed that after i have driven sumwhere, while im waiting for the turbo to cool before i turn the engine off, i hear a ticking noise for roughly 20 - 30 seconds and then it dies away. The otherday i raised the revs slightly while it was doing it and it got quicker in time with the engine, i blipped the throttle lightly and it stopped the noise as the revs were dropping back to idle, but then started up again on idle (which makes me think its a possible noisy injector?) or does the 'thing' on the airbox have the same characteristics!?

    its on a Z20LET engine by the way if that makes a difference

    jon

  2. #2
    Status
    Offline
    jonsey's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    365
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Hi jon, dont think this is anything to worry about, i experience exactly the same thing- so we cant all have noisy injectors, incidently... my ticking doesn`t stop after 20-30 secs... its constant..

  3. #3
    Status
    Offline
    Jonny's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    202
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    wel i have only noticed this in the last couple of days so perhaps mine will eventually stay and not fade away!!

  4. #4
    Status
    Offline
    wayneGSI's Avatar
    East Midlands RO
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,973
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    i believe this is normal, it happens to mine
    Astra GSi Turbo
    dap-performance.co.uk
    Live in the East Midlands?

  5. #5
    Status
    Offline
    Turbo_Cabrio's Avatar
    AOC Fanatic
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    622
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    hi mate just to add to the piece of mind, mine does it to and it is something to do with the air box/flow meter system i think. it probably goes when driving purely because your not listening for it and the engine noise is louder than the ticking.
    2003 Convertible Turbo, Vectra c in take pipe, airbox mod, K&N filter,irredium plugs, Bailey Dump Valve with power pipe, Full Miltek Exhaust system, CS1. 240bhp 260 lb/ft

  6. #6
    Status
    Offline
    gsi-jay's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,049
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    i beleive its something to do wiv the carbon filter as it only comes in on tik over and something to do wiv keeping emisions down you prob came across my thread on ticking but mine done it all the time as was a spark plug loose which zlet can suffer wiv
    courtney stage 3 zafira,Mitsubishi evo geek mapped to 389 and 470 lb of torque

  7. #7
    Status
    Offline
    Jonny's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    202
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    i had a look today and it is the carbon filter as some people call it thats positioned on the top of the air box. so im happy enough, but does it mean that its starting to fail now that i can hear it as its never done it before (wel i couldnt hear it before i mean) so it must be getting louder

  8. #8
    Status
    Offline
    Jonny's Avatar
    AOC Regular
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    202
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    p.s thanks to all you guys that have helped me on this, thought my injectors were tryin to tell me they had had enough when i first started to hear it!

  9. #9
    Status
    Offline
    gsi-jay's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,049
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    think you just starting to hear it pretty sure they all do it from new and the cold weather now etc
    courtney stage 3 zafira,Mitsubishi evo geek mapped to 389 and 470 lb of torque

  10. #10
    Status
    Offline
    Browny_37's Avatar
    AOC Obsessed
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Drives
    Astra J SE 2.0CDTI
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    1,356
    Mentioned in
    0 Post(s)
    Quoted
    0 Post(s)
    Mine does it after giving car some stick, wouldn't worry about it to be honest....not damaging the engine and im sure if it was going to....you'd have heard about it by now.

Similar Threads

  1. ticking noise
    By dj elevate in forum NA Engines (Non-turbo petrol) inc. Transmissions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-05-2008, 20:34
  2. This Ticking Noise . . .
    By KS53MWC in forum Turbo Petrol Engines inc. Transmissions
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-01-2007, 14:43
  3. Ticking Noise!!
    By JP_Turbo in forum Turbo Petrol Engines inc. Transmissions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 01-04-2006, 18:23

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •