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mondeo mk 3..dodgy tappet??

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by wambangers, 21 Jun 2008.

  1. wambangers

    wambangers

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    hi to all,
    quite recently the car is making a rattle near the timing chain end.it is quite evident at idle and seems like the problem is worsening.ive checked all bolts near the vicinity..alternator and drivebelt etc and its definitely coming from camshaft orcylinderhead.i know that without anybody looking at it properly that diagnosis may be tricky.also there is rough idle sometimes(whirring noise)..ive looked in the good book and itsays the problem could be valve clearance,worn cam lobe or faulty tappet?? dont know what else to type(have i just answered my own question :oops: ),
    thanks for any replies
     
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    Done an oil change recently?
     
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    hi neo yes i changed the oil and filter 5w-30 in april
     
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    maybe drivebelt tensioner or swirl plates on inlet manifold so theres summat to keep me scratching my head..got me trusty haynes though!!
     
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    hi mate-there suckers for eating bottom pulleys, the centre of the pulley is rubber and fatigues, at tickover its resembles a shaking vibration noise- but doesnt look or feel that way at revs- but only when blipping the throttle it rasps, it doesnt sound like a traditional ticking of a tappet though- could it be that???
     
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    Petrol/Diesel??
     
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    hi its petrol..2 litre..2002. second hand tensioner ok??
     
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    yes, fit some secondhand wipers whilst your at it :LOL:
     
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    130 squid for new belt and tensioner from fraud and 80 all in from local motor factors..local me thinks
     
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