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    Another tap tap tap . . .

    I have an X14XE and it's starting to worry me with the amount of noise it's making when idle. The engine is really tappety / diesel like until 1500 RPM. It's just had air, oil, pollen, sparkies so don't know what it could be.

    Also, if it is the valve lifters (tappets) that have gone, how hard is it to change or clean them so they are quiet again? Cost involved etc?

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    Also having similar problems with my 1.6 16v... Would like to know what it is!!

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    My dad had the same problem and still does in his 1.6 8v, he replaced the tappets but no change??? wierd lol

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    Can anybody help with this then? What could help? Another oil change and filter? Engine flush?
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    does the tapping go away when its warmed up??

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    It's quieter when the engine is cold but once it's warm or been run for a fair while it gets louder. Any ideas?
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    mine does that betweek 1500 and 2000 wen its cold but quietens down significantly when hot, so i cant go to a garage for them to look cos they think im crazy cos they cnt hear anything

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