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    i have had my vectra now for just over a week but since i got it i noticed the engine makes a "ticking" noise when sitting idleing. Is it maybe just the noise of the car or should i maybe give it a service and see if that help!!!

    it sounds more like a diesel then a petrol!!!

    cheers colly

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    Quote Originally Posted by colly View Post
    i have had my vectra now for just over a week but since i got it i noticed the engine makes a "ticking" noise when sitting idling (corrected spelling ) is it maybe just the noise of the car or should i maybe give it a service and see if that help!!!

    it sounds more like a diesel then a petrol!!!

    cheers colly

    Is it only audible when the car is idling? In gear or out of gear? Does it make a difference if the engine is hot or cold? Can you tell which area of the engine it's coming from? Which engine is it?

    I'm no expert but some of the others on here may be able to help you, though they might need a bit more info to go on.

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    its a 1.8 petrol, it is more noisey when cold but you can still hear it when hot!!!

    i couldn"t pin point a place in engine tbh

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    When does this noise occure. I mean is, it only when the engine is cold ?.
    Edit. Just seen your reply. It sounds like one of the tappets is "sarved of oil". I take it the noise gets less prominent when the engine is warm. This is because the "tappet" is now full of oil.
    Normaly the noisy tappet is the furthest one from the oil pump.
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    ed.... do ye think it would benifit from oild change and just a general service!!!???

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    I don,t think it will do any harm.
    How long has the oil been in.
    I take it you put the correct oil in when serviced.
    The mileage of you car will be a lot to do with it. My wifes Vectra 1.8 make a lot more of "this tappet noise" than it used to do. Admitily I did put Mobil 1 in for it,s service. (that is a very thin oil 0w40). I might try a thicker oil next time though.

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    its at 85k at the moment when i got the car guy had said it was srviced i think under 10 k ago!!!

    what oil would ye recomend!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colly View Post
    its at 85k at the moment when i got the car guy had said it was srviced i think under 10 k ago!!!

    what oil would ye recomend!!!
    I have got some 10w30 ( fully synthetic)to try in Larisa,s motor. I don,t know if it is the best. But I am going to give it a try.

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    mine does this when idle,1.8vvt had it since new now a year old still makes that sound...even i thought i had a diesel at first.

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    isnt it the fuel injectors tapping??
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