TAPPING NOISE COMING FROM THE TOP OF MY ENGINE

2002 Renault Clio

Tiny

dazza26n01

March, 18, 2012 AT 12:40 PM

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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Tiny

KHLow2008

March, 18, 2012 AT 1:49 PM

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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dazza26n01

March, 18, 2012 AT 4:45 PM

I will look into that thank you very much.

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