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    Hi All,

    My old b has been parked up since i got the c, and yesterday cleaned it and started her up. All ok to start with but then sounded like it needed oil, so topped it up but still the same noise.

    Checked the oil once again, but still the same noise. Anyone have any ideas on this?

    Could it be the oil pump or something? or oil pressure switch. Its an sri 140, i'm sure other on here must have experience on the b

    Also someone said it could be to do with the nreather pipe, could this cause an issue if it were clogged?

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    Could be a sticky valve with sitting mate

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    Thanks John, if its a sticky valve how to i unstick it? Checked the head and there appears to be oil in there so not bone dry, also when adding fresh oil, noise remained and didn't stop.

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    These ecotecs don't like sitting around, leave it to get hot, then it will quieten, it will go (or it did on mine) eventually, next time you start it.
    Its the stem guides you can hear.

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    Cheers guys, thing is i don't want it to seize if there's not enough oil in there, what would you class as being enough oil, also what are stem guides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Cutler View Post
    what would you class as being enough oil?
    Above the min line on the dipstick, but not over the max line.

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    Try putting some STP engine wear protection in?

    Any piccies mate:


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    thats just the lifters that have drained of oil bud especially if its been sitting around for ages
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    Thanks for the info guys, if i let the engine run will this *unstick evrrything, lifters etc? Slightly worried by the noise it makes and also the oil light seems to be flickering, then goes off. My worry was that oil wasnt reachibg the head but after cleaning the cap then replacing it and checking it, it had fresh oil on. Will stp also help?*

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    Hey All,

    Is there a clear way of checking oil in reaching the head other than checking the cap?

    Cheers

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