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post #4 of (permalink) Old 8th March 2007
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Hi Tsunami ... unless your car has starship mileage I'd put money on it they didnt adjust the tappets when servicing the car ... sorry ... did they charge you for a rocker cover gasket? ... if not I'm suspicious that it was ever off, and if it was not off then how did they do the tappets?

Using synthetic oil wont make it much quiter after the car warms up, neither will STP or the like.
If your not mechanically minded check it yourself using a long screwdriver while the engine it at idle .... use it like a stethoscope ... listen at the handle (on your ear) and place the blade at 1/8 intervals along the cover .... you'll hear the tappets and if one or more are out ... it will be obvious from the noise.

let us know how you get on.

Hope it helps

Why is it the older I get .... the better I think I was ?
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