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forwheeler forwheeler is offline
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How much tappet noise is normal

I adjusted my valves last month and went for a drive today. When I got back I was checking the oil level since I changed it while adjusting the valves and I noticed valve clatter/tappet noise mostly from the right side.
Now I don't know if it is more noise than before since I haven't driven the car for a couple of months but it seem more than normal. It may be that I am paranoid since I adjusted the valves. I tighten about 5 valves and loosened only one. Unless the adjustment nut got loose that fast I don't understand why it would be more noisy than before, that is, if it IS noisier than before.

How much noise is normal?
Old 04-09-2010, 02:41 PM
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