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MG MGF Technical - Tapping noise
|I have a loud tapping or clicking noise which originates once the engine gets to temperature and disappears when then revs go above 1500, could this be a tappet problem?|
|First precaution would be to check the cam bolts, doesn't sound like them but better safe than sorry. The behaviour you describe isn't atypical of a dry tappet, but it probably is the most likely source.|
Has there been an oil change recently? Definitely the correct grade used? May be worth using an oil flush and refill, that often gets a positive result where an oilway isn't flowing as much as it should.
|Just to add to Mike's comments - an idle rattle is pretty common when the oil level is a little on the low side: a top up may be all that is needed.|
|I had the exact same rattle. Turned out to be the oil filler/ dipstick. Give it a wiggle. If it moves then it needs tightened up.|
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