2000 Volkswagen Passat TAPPING NOISE

Tiny
ANNEMO
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  • 2000 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 105,000 MILES
I JUST NOTICED THAT MY ENGINE IS MAKING THIS TAPPING NOISE THAT INCREASES IN SPEED IF THE ENGINE IS GOING FASTER--I PUT THE CAR IN NEUTRAL AND LISTENED AT AN IDLE AND COULD HEAR THE NOISE, THEN I REVED THE ENGINE A LITTLE AND THE TAPPING WENT FASTER.
I FEAR THIS IS REALLY, REALLY BAD.I'VE ALWAYS TAKEN VERY GOOD CARE OF MY CAR.
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 8:43 PM

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Tiny
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Hi there,

This may be a faulty hydraulic lifter, you may be able to fix this by giving the engine a oil change with a good quality flush, this may clear any carbon deposits that may be impeding the lifter valve, if this dose not work the lifters must be replaced as a set, and make sure that who ever dose this is aware of the precautions with replacing these as if not they can do serious engine damage.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Friday, August 28th, 2009 AT 11:12 PM

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