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Old 04-08-2002, 14:03   #1 (permalink)
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Dodgy Sounds/engine probs

Well i just slammed some injector cleaner into the car and heard this really dodgy tapping sound coming from the front end of the rocker cover... just a fast, frequent tap, went away after a minute or so but definetly did not sound healthy... the injector cleaner didnt work too well either, same thing happens when you rev it, just chokes and almost stalls :( any ideas?
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Old 04-08-2002, 14:21   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing the tapping sound is sticky lifters. My car has it and so does most other cars aswell, not really a problem, but I've heard in the long run it can be a problem. My dad's EF with only about 110,000kms on it does it too. I wouldn't worry unless it got REALLY bad. As for the rest, I wouldn't have a clue...

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What kinda injector cleaner was it??? Dont use Wynns! Buy some Toyota fuel system cleaner, $20. Then run some optimax for awhile.. As for yer lifters... I had that problem with tapping sounds on startup and occasionally while idling.
I solved it buy flushing with nulon oil flush, changed oil too mobil S and added a bottle of nulon performance engine treatment. I havent heard from those lifters in about 6 months :)

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