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    1.8 Ecotec - Engine Making a Ticking Sound.

    Hey!

    Well, here we are, 2 weeks into owning a petrol and it already seems as if its dyeing.

    Well when I bought it, it was lovely and quiet, considering I owned a 1.7DTi that sounded like a tractor.

    Anyway, not it makes this ticking noise (Not good I know) and don't know how to describe it.

    Car has done 119,000K runs on ASDA "tight git" fuel, and I haven't touched the engine since I bought it.

    Makes more of a fast paced tick when you rev it, blah blah.

    So, please tell me its something common.

    Remember I know nothing about Petrol's, give me a Derv' any day.

    Steve.

    EDIT: It has oil in it.
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    theres a couple of things it could be,

    think its common on the ecotec engine to make a quiet tiking noise something to do with the valve on the carbon canister?? its not a problem though and if its this shoud come from the area around the airbox. correct me if im wrong however

    however a while back i had a ticking like my tappets gone, kinda similar to how you described, turned out to be somehting buggered with the water pump, and couldhave been pretty serious. cant remember exactly what the problem was though sorry
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    had similar prob, turned out to be an altenator tensioner. Replaced and noise gone!
    i would if i could but i cant (be arsed)
    maybe I can....clicky ......now sold !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luncheon Truncheon View Post
    think its common on the ecotec engine to make a quiet tiking noise something to do with the valve on the carbon canister?? its not a problem though and if its this shoud come from the area around the airbox. correct me if im wrong however
    Which ecotec engine you been listening too? Did you have your ear defenders on? Its ferkin loud AS loud if NOT louder than the current CDTI engines.

    But you are correct with the location of the carbon canister solenoid. When that stops clicking then you've got problems!

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    ive got exactly the same problem on my 1.6 16v Ecotec engine... mine appeared after some idiot fitted a new cambelt... ive been told that its either the tensioner on the cambelt or tensioner on the altenator... need to get someone to look at it properly but money situations at the minute make this rather impossible.

    How much could these problems cost to get fixed? obviously with me not knowing much about cars i dont want to be getting ripped off... lyk quickfit for example on tyres

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