Right so ages ago my car developed a tapping. It increases with engine speed so i assumed it would be the tappets. So i have not done anything as i don't have the money to be replacing them.
Ive been told it could be the camshaft aswell, but i'm not to sure.
However after a boring night in a decided to do some research and have come to the conclusion maybe my intake manifold is cracked or leaking?
If you stand infront of the car and lean over the engine and put your ear at the back in the middle behind the head, the tapping is louder. Plus since this tapping has occured, i feel like the car is slightly more sluggish (Might just be in my head)
Also, its not very common but at about 3-4k revs with foot down, ever so slightly kangaroos, hardly noticeable at all, like very mi-nute, but definately there like its hesitating or something.
Questions are, with this info, how likely is it to be this? Is there an easy way to check, visually or?
And how hard is it to take off? Anything around it need to be removed?
I am hoping its a job where you dont have to go under the car as i would like to do this myself at home.
Thanks for any help or thoughts