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Noisy Lifters

In message <Pine.SUN.3.91.970320084011.1025E-100000@marjoram.compnews.co.uk> Mike writes:

> When I bought my car, the engine had a really horible rattle from the top 
> end. It was cured by replacing all the cam followers. The only real 
> problem I have now is on a "re-heat" of the engine. Its ok first start up 
> of the day, but if I go shopping of something like that, I always get a 
> bit of a rattle from the top end when the engine is warming up again.

Are you _sure_ it's the lifters?  Reheat rattle is usually a symptom of an 
exhaust manifold leak. 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club