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Old 20 Mar 2013, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ticking noise

hi guys i noticed yesterday that my car has started making a slite tickin noise u can hardly hear it but ive not noticed it when driving ive looked around the engine at home with it running and revin it but cant hear any ticking car sounds fine so not sure but there defo a slite tickin when drivin u notice it more in places that eko it was never there be4 but strange cant hear anythin when at home any ideas
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well ive worked out its from the passenger side preaty sure it could be the tappets are they hard to do is it engine out job
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Old 20 Mar 2013, 10:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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gonna be very difficult to diagnose unless you hear it, any decent specialist nearby to take it to for a listen?
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what oil is in it and when was it changed ?
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Old 21 Mar 2013, 12:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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rings possibly,get it back to ET and get them to check it over,pointless trying to self diagnose without the correct equipment..
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Old 28 Mar 2013, 12:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: ticking noise

What year is it? If its a 2.5 ticking is actually quite common I've discovered. If its a wrx try adjusting your wastegate. It can 'flap' under load and be silent on idle. Does it tick at about 1500 up to around 3000rpm then it stops? If so its probably that.
If its an sti however you can't adjust on that.
Don't go adjusting it unless you have a boost gauge though so you can check you're not causing spiking.

Another tick it could be is a leak between your downpipe and centre pipe. Get a garage to stick it up in the air running and see. The gasket there is like a donut and blows at the bottom. Those are the more simple ones I can think of.
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Oh and if you hear it mostly at low revs in sort of 3rd gear crawling up a hill, loud as it bounces off other cars and walls, its the wastegate. I never fully adjusted mine out but enough to not keep bugging me.
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