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Old 03-09-2014, 03:13   #1 (permalink)
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1.4 zetec 02 plate tapping/rattle from engine

Good morning people

Just bought a fiesta for my mum. There is a tapping sound coming from the engine. I thought it would need tappets (shim type) but have been told they rarely wear and is most likely a piston?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ Someone please tell me he's wrong. What else could be making that sound? I will check the tappets tomorow with feeler blades. Can anyone point me in the right direction plz.

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Old 03-09-2014, 04:24   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1.4 zetec 02 plate tapping/rattle from engine

Usually self adjusting hydraulic tappets on that car .
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Re: 1.4 zetec 02 plate tapping/rattle from engine

IF it is tappet noise , you could try changing engine oil and filter , especially if not been done for a while .Or if you dont want to replace hydraulic tappets , could try a valve / tappet cleaner similar to this ,

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Re: 1.4 zetec 02 plate tapping/rattle from engine

It sounds like tappets to me. The oil was done 6 months ago n still looks pretty good. When I hold the revs at 1500rpm the noise goes?
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Old 03-09-2014, 05:25   #5 (permalink)
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Yes they are self adjusting. Thanks for te feedback guys
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