TAPPING NOISE COMING FROM THE TOP OF MY ENGINE

  • Tiny
  • dazza26n01
  • 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.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 12:40 PM

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  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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  • 41,938 posts

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 difference if you have a problem.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 1:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • dazza26n01
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I will look into that thank you very much.

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Sunday, March 18th, 2012 AT 4:45 PM

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