Noise from engine

  • was out driving before when i noticed a noise! its liek a tapping or a ticking! i think its the injectors ! but not sure! was wondering if this was normal as have only just got mine! well my sister had it for a year before me but cant say i paid that much attention to any noises! it had a rebuilt engine with low milage last year so im sure its nothing too serious! reason im thinking its injectors is because she had a habit of running out of fuel so all the s**t from the tank may have clogged them up! was thinking about running some fuel cleaner through or even taking the injectors off and giving them a clean!

    just thought i would ask for some opinions first and how hard a job it would be!

    thanks si

  • yeh wack some fule cleener through

    but its probably the tapets check oil leval or change oil

  • most of our v6's have a tappet sound. but still run ok. you might hear it mainly when she is cold. also the stress of the problem can be different from what side or what part of the v its coming from. (wont say too much to worry you.) but put som redex in. along with checking your oil.. also what oil are you using. im on 10/40. as mine has a liking to burn at times. but having all mine done in a month or two.

  • sticky lifters! (HLAs) Carbon builds up a little and the lifters get smacked by the cam lobes, rarely known to do much harm! Try some engine flush, make sure your oil is at the full line. yanks always seem to cream themselves over seafoam…

  • could be friction washers too :? mine did it for about a year before i got rid

  • this is a true story.

    this random agency guy was working with me for about a month, then one day we got talking about cars as you do. he was driving an old rover and he said its never leaked oil ! I asked when was the last time he checked it? he said never!!!
    so we both checked it that lunch time. it wasn't just low it was non existent, the dipstick was dry and had a bit of rust on it. his sump had a crack as he found out when he filled it with oil. lol

    that's why his engine was noisy and didn't leak. he didn't have the liquid gold in it. lol


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