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mike_a_mechanic, Mitsubishi Mechanic
Category: Mitsubishi
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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I am getting knocking noises from the engine cover area of

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I am getting knocking noises from the engine cover area of my Lancer 2.0ltr Sport. Initially it went when the engine got warm but now is constant. I'm guessing this is caused by lifters, but could it also mean that it is out of time or that I need to have the camshafts changed.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mitsubishi
Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Name is Greg, My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back,

What is the milage on this engine ,
What do you know has been done service wise on this car (the history)
After overheating the engine did you replace the engine oil and filter .

Rgds Greg
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hi Greg

Mileage is 72k and serviced may last year at 64k

Iv only topped up the oil

Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi Ian..

Let say that the lifters are the ticking due to the overheating of the engine ,

So here is what i suggest you try first ,(which should be done after overheating)
Pour a can od engine flush in the engine oil ,
Start engine and let idle for 20 minutes.
Stop engine and drain of the oil and replace the filter .
Fill 5 quarts of 10W30 castrol oil .
Start engine and see if the ticking has improved .
Drain and replace the coolant .
Add a can of injector cleaner in the tank, use a good expensive cleaner and not the cheap store cleaners ..

Let me know if this has improved the ticking .

Rgds Greg
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thankyou for that advice, I will let you know how I get on

Expert:  Greg replied 4 years ago.
Hi Ian .

Thanks .Sounds good to me.

Rgds Greg