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Clicking/ticking noise under the hood?

I just had a 1988 volkswagon fox giving to me. but, under the hood is a loud clicking/ticking noise. I put oil in it but it still does it?

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    This disconcerted me for a while when I first got my 88 Fox. But it seems to come and go on its own and not cause problems (had mine about ten years). Assuming ticking comes from the valve cover (on top of the engine) Get some Rislone Oil additive that says it "quiets noisy valves and lifters". Also might want to replace your valve cover gasket (cheap).

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It's called a lifter. It is not serious. Keeping your car under good maintenance should keep the noise down but you will always hear it until you get the lifters replaced. Or that is what i was told. I have had my 1988 Fox for ten years now and it has always made that noise. Don't worry. :)

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