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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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jag xj6 and its making a loud tapping / rattling noise

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i have a jag xj6 and its making a loud tapping / rattling noise from the top end any ideas

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
Hello

if the valve clearances are all within tolerance then I'd next check the timing chain tension

if you can feel any movement by hand of the chain then its going to mean timing cover off I'm afraid

and this quite a big job as a lot has to come off to get to it

there's an excellent how to here:

http://jimbutterworth.co.uk/8timingchains.htm
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi


 


thanks matt i will give that a go and if required will get back to you, sorry for the delay but been at work.


 


gus

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.
No problem gus

just get back to me on this post