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    My cdti 150 has started to have a tick/tap for a few seconds upon start up, this is only on the 1st start up of the day, it will not happen again even after only a short tickover of a couple of minuites, today i revved it slightly & it sounds like maybe the oil is slow to reach say a hydraulic follower or similar item, its had a recent oil & filter change (5/30 vx oil & filter), the oil is changed every 4-5000 miles max so i know its looked after, any ideas apart from the follower idea.

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    My cdti 150 does this too and I've always put it down to oil not being somewhere it should be for the first few seconds. It's done it for the last 30k miles at least and I've not had any (related!) problems from it as yet. You look after yours better than I do too; oil change with VX fully synthetic about every 10-12k for me.

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    Funny you should start this thread, for nearly the last week mine has started this too, oil level is fine and the filter and oil were changed a month ago for gm parts and vaux fully syn. Mines worse on colder mornings or if its been sat for a few days, it does also sound like a tappet, soon as I start driving it goes.

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    My CDTi 150 did this after an oil change. I changed it again for a 10W40 oil and it stopped.

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    I have had a hydraulic tappet noise for many thousnads of miles now. It goes completely after a few mins of driving. I just put up with it and will drive until it blows up (probably because of something totally unrelated). After 7 years of ownership, I suppose I am getting a bit not bothered what happens to it now.

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    Ahh, more common than i first thought then?, i only use mine at weekends at the mo usually only 20 miles or so all weekend so im thinking its draining oil because of the weekly standing, i will start to use it a bit more to see if it changes at all, its only for a few seconds & dont reoccur once its been run, thanks for the feedback so far guys!.

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    I belive it is the "tappet" furthest from the oil pump, (the tappet that get the oil last) when the engine is started will make the noise you are hearing. But once the engine is running the noise stops. I wonder if over time they become weak and alow the oil to drain out, more noticable over a longer period of non use, as in your case.

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    Nothing to worry about. Just noisy tappets. Mine taps for a couple of seconds after its started then it goes away.

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    Started to use the old gal a bit more & as per usual there's always something else popping up with a cdti!!, I had in the past changed inj plugs 1+4 to try to rule out blue smoke & chugging (injector readings were all over the place & changed the plugs before inj refurbish), Anyway its been running really bad thurs & fri so luckily as i always carry a few small zip ties in-case the wiper linkage falls apart (again) i zip tied No 3 inj plug & all's a good un now!, i hadn't done it before now as its never been a problem as i squirt elec contact spray on the contacts at regular intervals, Anyhow i haven't heard the tick/tapping since Thur's but will use for work all this coming week & see how it goes.

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