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    engine managment light

    Hi, I'm new to this site.
    can anyone help. I've let my engine run dry of oil hence the tapping noise i'm now having when i'm driving. I've changed what oil was in it and the oil filter and added an additive. The tapping noise is still there, but now also the engine managment light comes on when i accelerate. I know it may need to go on a machine to giagnose, but does anyone have any thoughts to what it may be


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    So your oil has been drained completely? Or have you put some more in? Wasn't too sure what you have said, also what additive did you use?
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    I got a loud banging noise took it to garage and the guy said there was no oil in it. he put some in yesterday. today i drained it all out and put clean oil in to see if that would improve any. can't think of the additive i put in now, i've thrown the carton away. It was on the shelf in the shop.
    I think it's more serious than i was hoping.

    thanks

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    If it is a loud "tapping" as you put it, it could be the tappets. These can be expensive to replace and take a lot of time to 'repair' or 'refurbish' yourself. Try an additive such as Wynns Hydraulic Valve Lifter Treatment - it losens up the tappets and removes some of the gunk that builds up on them, if this doesn't make them quieter then it could be a bigger problem than expected.
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