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Originally Posted by ta2mark
Hi having just managed to change all 16 valves due to cam belt snapping, i have turned the key and it starts and runs but from idle to 2500rpm has a loud rattle which then stips and from then on quiet as a normal engine.
Is this judst the lifters just needing to fill themselves up with
as a few of them had drained out or is this something far more serious.
Any help or suggestions would be great.
Hi and a very warm welcome.
I think your quite right. The tappets will need to prime themselves.
If the noise persists then maybe you have a problem
but I wouldn't panic just yet.
Kind regards Oily.
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