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i have a 2002 hilux ex 270, d4d it has only done 68,000 ,it

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i have a 2002 hilux ex 270, d4d it has only done 68,000 ,it is now making a sound like it has loose tappets, could it be that?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  indy-tech replied 5 years ago.

Check the oil level first, as low oil level will make the tappets tap,
as they are hydraulic and work with oil pressure.

If the oil level is okay then have the oil pressure checked, as this engine is known for engine sludge which restricts the oil flow from the pick-up tube being gunked up with sludge .

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