TAPPING NOISE ONCE ENGINE WARMED UP

  • Tiny
  • DRANDLE
  • 2005 Volkswagen Golf
  • 75,000 miles

Once warmed up it makes a clicking noise a bit like someone turning a ratchet around if that makes sense? Louder when clutch is suppressed. Noise bounces off walls, bit embarrassing.

Only happens in warm weather when engine is hot, during the winter I cannot hear the noise due to the cold.

Tends to happen when I do 10 miles plus in hot weather.

Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 7:16 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Listen in between the engine and transmission-sounds like the release bearing/throw-out bearing failing -let me know

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 7:28 PM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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It could be the hydraulic lifters and this seems to be oil related. What oil grade do you use?

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 7:31 PM
  • Tiny
  • DRANDLE
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Hi guys thanks for your quick answers, as I said just in hot weather. It has been like this for 2yrs, been to vw they cannot replicate the noise and couldn't narrow it down when I described it to them. I'm not entirely sure on the oil I use but it has been recently serviced. When I'm pushing down on the accelartor is makes a noise as well as if I pressed the clutch. When I press down on the clutch it enhances the tapping sound.

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 8:02 PM
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  • mhpautos
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I would also be thinking lifters, can you tell of the noise is at engine speed or slower, an oil change with an engine flush may help.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 AT 8:18 AM
  • Tiny
  • DRANDLE
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Once the engine has warmed up it is at both engine speed and slower. It bounces off walls when I'm stationary. The further I go from this point it seems to get louder. An oil change has already been done. Again thanks for your reply.

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 AT 9:29 AM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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Search YouTube for "Dual mass flywheels rattle/noise" or "DMF rattle/noise". Could be that.

Thomas

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Friday, August 10th, 2012 AT 4:34 PM

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