Tappet Noise

Tiny
VW2004
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Had timing belt replaced but it was returned with engine noise. Advised by other mechanic it was tappet noise. What damage could happen from driving van with damaged tappets?
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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 AT 7:30 AM

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Tiny
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A failed lash adjuster will eventual cause the vale to not open fully or even apply side pressure and wear out a valve guide, I find it hard to understand how a lash adjuster has failed after a timing belt replacement, it could be a coincidence, as the lash adjusters are not touched when replacing a timing belt, I would go get a second opinion on the noise first.
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Thursday, April 21st, 2016 AT 3:58 AM

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