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    Noisy Engine on a sxi 2001 1,6 sounds like tappets how much to sort out

    hi just wondering if anyone can help me on how much it will cost to get my sxi sounding better than a tank its tapping when the car in idle

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    can anyone help plz

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    i know its silly anser but is there enuth engine oil

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    Firstyl do as above, check engine oil level, then check if its the right oil for the car, my old corsa used to rattle its tits off but it was just the way it was. Stuck some engine quieter stuff in (mad eby wynns) and it worked for about 500 miles

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    I had the same car mate.

    Think you just have to live with it.

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    that wynns stuff worked really well on a tigra we had, all the lifters were noisy as hell until we ran it for 20mins with that stuff in then it was cured
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    Right, my mk4 1.6 sxi did this from when i got it (ticking kinda noise when puling away in first/low revs) I knew the previous owners from new, and know the car was well looked after.

    I serviced the car every 5k, and it never got worse.

    after 3 years i finally found out what the noise was....

    its the fuel tank vent valve, clips onto the back of the airbox, try unplugging it, and see if the noise goes away (the engine management light will come on while its unpluged, but nothing to worry about, wil re-set when you plug back in)

    hope this helps, as it annoyed the hell out of me, lol
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    tank vent valves can be noisy but i wouldnt describe them as a 'lifters/tappets' sort of noise
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    Quote Originally Posted by vauxtillidie View Post
    tank vent valves can be noisy but i wouldnt describe them as a 'lifters/tappets' sort of noise
    mine was really noisey! hopefuly thats all it is for him, cheap fix compared to an engine rebuild
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary View Post
    mine was really noisey! hopefuly thats all it is for him, cheap fix compared to an engine rebuild
    Mine is the same, on the 1.6 8v engine, but it sounds like metal very lightly tapping on something almost like if you spill a tube of smarties onto laminate flooring.

    Did this disconnection and reseating of the tank vent valve fix the noise Gary?
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