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    Strange ticking noise from the Engine this morning

    I got back from work around 10 last night parked up as usual didnt rally the car around (never do especially in snow) anyway got up early as i wanted to go to the park with the kids

    Started the engine and heard a strange ticking sound no EML nothing felt wrong just a strange ticking coming from the engine then it seems it stopped when i arrived at the park and didn't notice it again until later could it just be the cold?

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    Tappets perhaps?

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    Because it's been cold the oil is less viscous and it just takes a couple of seconds to build up oil presure at the top of the engine i.e tappets etc.

    i'm guess the noise stopped with in a few seconds???

    If it does it every now and again i would be too worried about it.

    If it's there all the while - i'd be getting it booked into a garage
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    Thanks didnt happen when i drove home from work 3 hours ago so must be fine lol thanks again guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic_Coupe View Post
    Because it's been cold the oil is less viscous and it just takes a couple of seconds to build up oil presure at the top of the engine i.e tappets etc.

    i'm guess the noise stopped with in a few seconds???

    If it does it every now and again i would be too worried about it.

    If it's there all the while - i'd be getting it booked into a garage
    What I was going to say aswell

    My engine does it for about 3 seconds

    Nought big to worry about really
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