Mechanics

TAPPING NOISE COMING FROM THE TOP OF MY ENGINE

2002 Renault Clio • 800,000 miles

I have a tapping noise coming from the top of my engine as I accelerate throw the gears you can here it tapping. I have changed the oil too a thicker engine oil but still taps throw the gears.
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Dazza26n01
March 18, 2012.




Tapping noises from top of cylinder heads are usually caused by the valve lifters. If you have hydraulic lifters, they could be bad causing the noise. If valve clearances are adjustable, they should be adjusted. Oil is not going to make any differense if you have a aproblem.
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KHLow2008
Mar 18, 2012.
I will look into that thankyou very much.

Tiny
Dazza26n01
Mar 18, 2012.

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