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I've been noticing lately that my car sounds like it has a lifter ticking pretty loudly on the driver's side. It only does it after I've been out beating on the car. I can only hear it at idle and less than 2500rpm. Any of you have this same noise? Is it normal or something to be concerned about? I understand the boxer engine is louder in the valvetrain area than other motors are. This sounds like a lifter tick or an injector clicking. Would the injectors make more noise after beating on the car?

Thanks in advance.

Later,

Dale
 

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Is it only on the drivers side or does it also come from the passenger side of the engine?
 

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It is more audible on the driver's side. I can hear some noise from the passenger side also, but it's not that loud. It sounds like a noisy lifter or a loud injector.
 

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I listened to another car and it sounds the exact same way as mine. The sounds I am hearing are normal.

I have noticed that the injectors are louder when the fuel light is on. Verified this with a mechanics stethoscope.
 

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Baluchitherium4 said:
I listened to another car and it sounds the exact same way as mine. The sounds I am hearing are normal.

I have noticed that the injectors are louder when the fuel light is on. Verified this with a mechanics stethoscope.
I wonder if we are hearing the same sound. Mine is from the driver side. Only happens when my car is actually moving.
 

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I seem to recall an issue with the cam belt tensioner or some such that was creating ticking noises in some vehicles. I believe there was a SOA fix.

Do a search on I-club over the past year for "tensioner noise" and you will find many related threads.

Eg.

http://forums.i-club.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=188785&highlight=tensioner+noise

Please report back here with the outcome of any dealership visits to get the problem diagnosed.

Thanks,

-Pace
 
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