Hi there, i'm new to the forum and looking for some help. My car is sounding like a 30 year old diesel london taxi, very loud hydraulic lifter/tappets ticking. I've taken off the cam cover on the noisy side so can now see the camshaft and the 6 lifters. It appears to be very dry of oil and very little oil seems to be coming through the lifters, is it possible that theirs an oil pressure problem stopping the oil getting to the camshaft area? I can run the car with the cover off and all i can see is a few specs off oil coming through the lifters but not very much at all. I noticed there are two very small bolts in the wall and side inside the cam cover that appear to be small inlet valves, no oil is coming through these, sorry don't know they're exact name but i took them out and blew some air through them but still no oil. Is oil meant to come through them? None of the lifters appear to be damaged but judging by the noise it must be at least two of them gone, this leads on to my next problem; to get to them i'll have to take off the cam shaft, can i do this without taking off the timing belt? I'll change out all six once i can get to them but if the timing belt needs taking off it'll be a garage job as it's beyond my capability, any ideas how much this would cost? I've already done an engine flush and put in new oil; ive also tried Wynns valve treatment and Forte top end treatment, none made any difference. The engine does have a lot of white emulsion built up inside of it, would another flush help? I don't do a lot of mileage so this may have added to the problem(loads of small journey's). Sorry for the length of the post but cash is tight thus avoiding an expensive garage trip is a priority, i'm in Aberdeen if anyone fancies a homer btw /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif Tia for any help.