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Have tappet noise is this common and how do I fix it?

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    Jamie Alton Nov 07, 2012

    Car make and model please. Also, which type of engine is it fitted with?

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Like the other expert said, we need details. The car makers do not build the cars to deliberately make noticeable noise; but some engines do run noiser than others.

If you are experiencing a sudden noise problem or one that gradually increased over time, then you may have adjustment needs or worn parts to be replaced. There are a few vehicles with old technology which had adjustable components.

And depending on whether you have overhead valves or overhead cams is another class of answers.

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