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    [Jan 30, 2013]
    Hey guys i got a problem with my car there's a annoying ticking coming from my engine when it starts for a few seconds then dies down and goes it returns when the engine gets up to temp and its quite loud i changed the cam chain and tensioner thinking it was that but no luck im stumped on what it could be?? Any thoughts thanks
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    oil pump?

    Have you checked the pressure?
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    Ye its got a good oil pressure. I was thinking of giving it a oil change see if that would do anything
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    A bomb? :nyah:
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    how was the chain for the vvt at the back of engine?
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    The chain looked fine so did the tensioner its all working sweet apart from that noise
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    Try an oil change / check oil pick up pipe in Sump isnt getting blocked with sludge.
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    Ok ill try that thanks for your input guys
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    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Give the car a good flush with a 50/50 mix of old oil and diesel run it up to temp preferrably drive it then drop oil and change oil & filter get the 'bigger' oil filter as well. I run the K&N HP-3001 on my 3rd one now as i did it last week never had trouble with them !!
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    How do u mean 50/50 how much 1L or more and ill get the bigger filter then if its better.
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    Could it possibly be the purge valve on top of the airbox that's ticking away? They can be quite loud at times.
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    [Jan 31, 2013]
    No i know that ticks but this is so loud .this morning on the way to work the oil pressure warning light comes on i already checked the oil and that's all fine ?
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    Pick up is blocked get that sump off asap id be putting a new pump in whilst the sump is off rather than just cleaning the pick up !!!
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    As i said away back at the start, have you checked the pressure?

    The fact the lights come on means you havent, and understand that light means "STOP DRIVING NOW". If you've continued to drive it around knowing theres an oil pressure issue, you run a very high risk of scrapping the engine or the turbo or both.
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