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Loud tapping noise on engine 2.2ltr petrol came on very suddenly

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Loud tapping noise on engine 2.2ltr petrol came on very suddenly any ideas
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Im sorry to see you have had a wait - In that time, can you tell me if / what has been checked so far...

Plus - is this accompanied by any warning lights / messages on the dash?

Too - what mileage does the car have - and what is its general service history like?

Rgds - MIKE.....................................
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Engine showed no signs of any noise or alarms warning lights or temperature . Just started suddenly whilst driving like a loud tapping noise which seems to come from top of engine ! This engine has approx 46,000 mls ! Full engine replaced by Jaguar after first engine blew up as I left the motorway ! Regular service history !!Replied with above yesterday ! Awaiting your response ??
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Replied yesterday awaiting expert response !
Hello again -

Thank you for your reply.

Indeed I see you replied yesterday - but it was 8:20 pm - I was not on in the evening.

This sort of tapping noise on this engine if its coming from the top of the engine is generally one or more of the tappets having come loose - so that would be the first place to be checking in any event. Once the cover is off- you would plainly see if there was anything else amiss - such as a break on the valve train - but if the engine is otherwise running ok , I would doubt thats the issue.

It will of course need to be physically inspected so thats the way forward - remove the rocker cover on the top of the engine - check it visually and then check each tappet and re adjust as found / needed - the settings for you for your convenience are as follows:

Valve clearance -INLETmm:0,17-0,22 cold
Valve clearance -EXHAUSTmm:0,32-0,37 cold

Do be sure the engine is cold when checking / adjusting the valve gear / tappets - at least 4 hours standing .

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