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    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 16th Apr 19, 1:26 PM
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    Ticking Noise Vauxhall Astra
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:26 PM
    Ticking Noise Vauxhall Astra 16th Apr 19 at 1:26 PM
    Hi all,


    I am running a 2008 Astra as a cheap runaround, 107k miles and counting, well looked after. I have a ticking noise coming from the engine that only becomes more frequent when I rev. I am thinking this may be the timing/cam belt but not so sure? Last serviced and MOT some time last year, had to get a few bits done but nothing major. Been a solid motor.



    Any ideas?
    “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 16th Apr 19, 1:50 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:50 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:50 PM
    tappets/cam followers possibly...wouldn't worry too much if it ticks a bit
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    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 16th Apr 19, 1:56 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:56 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 1:56 PM
    Ah, thank you. I am more curious than anything else, will keep an ear on it anyway.
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    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 16th Apr 19, 2:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 2:22 PM
    Tappets as above, common issue in Vauxhalls once you start getting towards 100k. Not going to break down any time soon. Not sure of the exact cost but I'd have thought you'd have change out of a couple of hundred quid or so.
    • ShandyAndy
    • By ShandyAndy 16th Apr 19, 3:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:22 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 3:22 PM
    Could be timing chain, which engine is it?
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 16th Apr 19, 7:00 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:00 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 7:00 PM
    Try some of this:


    https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/fuel-oil-additives/wynns-hydraulic-valve-lifter-350ml?_br_psugg_q=wynns+hydraulic+valve+lifter


    But do an oil change 300 miles after putting it in. Its best not left in for too long as while good for hydraulic tappets, it is not so good for bearings.
    • jeradon
    • By jeradon 17th Apr 19, 6:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 6:49 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 6:49 AM
    Could be the injector also.
    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 17th Apr 19, 7:31 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 7:31 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 7:31 AM
    Thanks all, really useful. I've read good things about the Wynns's cleaner so won't hurt giving that a shot for £9!


    Engine wise it's a 1.8 Petrol (automatic transmission)



    Only looking to run the car until August time so it's not a big issue (I have breakdown cover etc just incase)
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    • ohreally
    • By ohreally 17th Apr 19, 8:47 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 8:47 AM
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    • 17th Apr 19, 8:47 AM
    Hydraulic valve lifter.
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    • Eagles1905
    • By Eagles1905 17th Apr 19, 9:10 AM
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    Got a mate who happens to be a mechanic (handy!) coming over this week to do an interim service and we are gonna have a look - all about prolonging the life of the car at this point!


    Thanks all, i'll let you know how I get on.
    “It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.”
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