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tapping noise from engine

deejames Aug 6, 2013

  1. deejames

    deejames Member

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    Hi,

    first of all apologies if i`m going over old ground but although i did find other posts i did`nt find anything specific to my engine.

    When i gave a friend a jump start today i noticed a tapping noise coming from either the top or possibly front of the engine that i can only hear with the bonnet open. The car is a 1998 A4 Avant 1.8 petrol.

    Sounds like tappets to me although i`m not expert! Any ideas?
     
  2. Mike_B

    Mike_B Active Member

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    Injectors?
     
  3. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Oil pressure or worn cam chain tensioner ???
     
  4. jbh

    jbh TDi lover

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    this would be my bet
     
  5. Iceash

    Iceash Member

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    Sticky tappet?
     
  6. Topplumb1

    Topplumb1 Member

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    I have the same tapping noise from my engine (1999 A4 1.8 tqs) a few months ago replaced the cam chain tensioner - tapping is exactly the same, so now looking at replacing oil pump in the near future, this is a major job though as I am still doing lots of research on this. Hope it cures the annoying rattle when I eventually do do it, may even do the water pump and thermostat too as people have suggested to me on here.
     
  7. Iceash

    Iceash Member

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    have you not tried a flush? That fixed my tqs tapping
     

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