Re: Ticking sound from a 300 tdi engine
On Wed, 8 Jun 2005 12:33:57 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
>Obvously remote diagnosis is difficult, but a distinct "tick tick"
>in time with the engine could be the head gasket, but then it could
>be the vacuum pump, or an injector, or etc etc.
Could also be a leaky exhaust manifold gasket. My mates (petrol)
series 3 used to do it. It would stop if you bunged a load of exhaust
paste along the edge of the manifold (until the paste fell off!)
Took him ages to work that out! It was only leaving the tiniest amount
of soot where it was leaking too.