Grant gfl1 at
Fri Oct 14 20:22:22 EDT 2005

> From: Walter Ikamba <ikamba1 at>
> Date: October 13, 2005 10:25:11 PM EDT
> To: quattro at
> Subject: clicking/ticking noise...'88 90Q...199k
Yep. Noisy lifters.  They will happily make that noise for 250,000 
miles.  Not to worry.
> there's a really worrisome ticking/clicking noise that i hear from my 
> car that suddenly disappears when the car warms up....i suspect it has 
> something to do with the lifter/springs on the valves....the noise is 
> louder when oil pressure is low during the heating up phase and then 
> disappears once the oil pressure is up and the cars heated up...anyone 
> any i need an overhaul?? to replace the lifters??

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