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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Mondeo55 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:14 pm

Good shout....managed to suss it out. Here's the video of the car.....

https://youtu.be/XSGhMY_H0HQ

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Micron » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:23 pm

That does sound strange? It seems to start then stop again, then start, are you making the engine rev faster but just slowly, then back down again?

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Mondeo55 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:49 pm

Isn't it?!

No, its just idling normally until you see me open the door and give the throttle a prod.

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by cpt black » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:01 am

My 24v does the same I,ve put it down to the belt tensioner and pulleys ;)

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Jon G 24V » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:17 am

Agree with Kev, sounds like the Belt Tensioner to me.

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Mondeo55 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:25 pm

Thanks for your input all, always appreciated.

I hope this turns out to be just that....its quite a disconcerting noise! :shock:

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Alan8086 » Sun May 03, 2020 1:25 am

I think you have just offered me some hope - my 24v makes the same noise, although its continuous, not on a cycle like yours. Just before lock down - it had got worse to the point that I decided it wasn't the hydraulic lifters. I haven't driven it in 5 weeks in case something breaks. I've done the same trick with long length of wood to the ear to locate where it's coming from - seems to be loudest if I listen to the left hand end of the rear cam cover, over where the cam sprockets are. I was worried it was a camshaft bearing or something, but maybe its just the tensioner?

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Mondeo55 » Sun May 03, 2020 8:42 am

Maybe your tensioner has fully failed whereas I think mines about 80% there. Do some YouTube searches for 'failed timing belt tensioner', I couldn't believe my ears at how bad some other cars sounded..... I'd be thinking full engine fail any of them where mine :cry:

If like me its at the left of the rear bank, the hydraulic tensioner is right there (see previous diagram) so could be very possibly to blame. Mines going in to be inspected in about 3/4 weeks so will keep the thread updated what the mechanics find.

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by jrh » Mon May 04, 2020 11:56 am

The 'beat' of that engine note does not compute with anything that 'turns' in the engine.
Not camshaft revs, not belt length, nothing.
Therefore, perhaps it is related to the MAF unit ?
If there is any 'sticky' point where that plug has to move through just maybe that would cause the beat at low revolutions ?
At anything above idle it will not happen.

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Re: Oil pressure & tapping

Post by Mondeo55 » Mon May 04, 2020 10:07 pm

jrh wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 11:56 am
The 'beat' of that engine note does not compute with anything that 'turns' in the engine.
Not camshaft revs, not belt length, nothing.
Therefore, perhaps it is related to the MAF unit ?
If there is any 'sticky' point where that plug has to move through just maybe that would cause the beat at low revolutions ?
At anything above idle it will not happen.
Not thought of that but then again, would I not see a non steady idle and movement in the rev counter needle as it 'fluctuated'? Hopefully I'm not missing the point! 🙈

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