Clicking in Engine

Jeremy and Eve McNeil jmcneil at
Thu Jul 18 08:22:12 EDT 2002

Well, last night I took out the rod from the vacuum pump, but the
clicking was still present.  Today I'll see if it is the noisy lifters or
cracks in the EM.  It's only been 2500 miles since my last oil change,
but the oil used in that change wasn't as thick as Dave suggested.


> From: "Chander Balakrishnan" <balakrishnan3 at>
> To: <jmcneil at>, <quattro at>
> Subject: RE: Clicking in Engine
> Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 22:04:37 -0500
> I have the same symptom in my 87 5ktq.  The vacuum pump was replaced
> just a
> month ago, the noise was there b4 and is there now.  Could it be a
> crack in
> the EM gasket or the EM itself ?  Or anything else ?
> Chander
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-admin at
> [mailto:quattro-admin at]On
> Behalf Of jmcneil at
> Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 2:00 PM
> To: quattro at
> Subject: Re:Clicking in Engine
> Thanks, everybody, for your help.  I'll try your suggestions tonight
> after
> work, beginning, I think, with removal of the vacuum pump rod.
> Jeremy McNeil
> '87 4kcsq

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