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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:55 pm 
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Grr.. on the way home from work, wen starting up my car took about 2 minutes to stop the lifter tapping (longest its ever been) and was fine for about 5kms until I got round the block from my house.. now it sounds like a truck. Similar thing to this guy:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... nt%20valve

except my car idles just about normally (R4 cam) and drives fine... just rattles VERY loud (alot louder than normal lifter tapping) and theres a lag between the exhaust notes (BOM BOM BOM BOM BOM).. sounds sorta like a tractor. Lookin at the engine bay, the engine does shake about a little more than it would normally..

Last time this happened, the car was running very s**t... wouldnt idle, etc and it cost me almost $2k to fix.. but this time the engine sounds similar but drives normal and can idle.

Any ideas? Reckon it'd be alright to drive bout 5-10km to a mechanic to get it checked out? Should I have a look under the rocker cover for any tell-tale signs?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:59 pm 
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collapsed lifter maybe?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:41 pm 
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Had a quick peek under the rocker cover, on first look everything seemed normal.. springs all looked right, lifters werent broken..

Wen not running on all cylinders.. does it rattle loudly?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:44 pm 
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possible head gasket for the bad running issues a car will drive and idle with a blown head gasket for a little while at least (my old EA was testament to that!) as for the tapping might be a sticky lifter, try putting quarter-ltr of diesel in with your engine oil to try and fix it (then change your oil of course)diesel in oil wont hurt the car.

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:03 pm 
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Head gaskets new... was done bout 3 months ago wen everything fkd up.

If it is a sticky lifter, do u think it would ruin somethin if i drive it for a while to get some petrol den go mechanic?

 

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Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:05 pm 
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mr_rx7_ wrote:
Head gaskets new... was done bout 3 months ago wen everything fkd up.

If it is a sticky lifter, do u think it would ruin somethin if i drive it for a while to get some petrol den go mechanic?


nah it wont worrie it, of and check for leaks around the intake gasket aswell

 

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