Hydraulic Lifters

Duncan Thomson duncan at systemcontrols.co.nz
Wed May 28 14:07:03 PDT 2008

I would describe it as 'lifter tick'...

Replaced the lifters on my 90Q when I did the head gasket a while back. 
Dead quiet after that (I think they still are, but tend to tune out 
things like that.
Had been ticking on startup since I got the car, but there was no 
visible impact on the rockers or the cam, so should be safe to ignore. I 
certainly ignore the same noise on my '85 CQ. Maybe look into it next 
time I have to do a head gasket!


Max Hoepli wrote:
> Very light tapping noise. Hard to describe.
> Max

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