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    tapping when cold

    iv got a asta g 1.8 iv noticed that the engines very tappery when cold when it warms up its ok. Is this normal?

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    yeh. same with mine

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    not sure if its normal but mine does the same

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    what oil grade are you using and how many miles has your engine done

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    engines done 72000 and its got cheep old in it havnt had chance to change it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-w View Post
    engines done 72000 and its got cheep old in it havnt had chance to change it yet
    The cheap oil won't help. Get some vxl semi-synth stuff (10/40??) and treat the engine to fresh oil, the thicker oil will quieten it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris-w View Post
    iv got a asta g 1.8 iv noticed that the engines very tappery when cold when it warms up its ok. Is this normal?
    could be the hydrolic lifters, if you dont change the oil enough this could block the feed holes to the hydrolic lifters,

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    Do an oil and filter change, and see if it quietens down, you get what you pay for in the world of oil so dont be getting a cheapy mineral from asda!

    Dont be tempted to get thicker oil to quieten down tappets.. if you've ever seen one you will know why, the holes are tiny!!
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