What I do about a noisy tappet is safe to drive, give the car has history of overheating problems

Tiny
SHAWN69
  • 2004 CITROEN C2
  • 200,000 MILES

Hi my sister has a C2 2004 model it has noisy tappet on, the car had overheating problem, after overheating today I cooled down engine and put water in as all the water and coolant and spilled out. On starting the car the cylinders sound good but one tappets is making a nose what should I do next? Tks Shawn Lambie

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 AT 7:33 AM

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Tiny
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I would get the cooling system pressure tested for leaks, the tappet is not as important at this stage as is the overheating, if no leaks, check thermostat next.

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