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Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby filbay » 03 Jan 2018, 20:14

Hello,
I have not been using my camper much since the end of September but I start it up once a week at least. It always starts up ok even if the battery is a bit low. Tonight I went out and started it as usual but was greeted by a loud clattering sound as the engine was running. It is not a good sound at all, but I cannot understand why it would just suddenly happen , especially as it was not there when I started it a few days ago and the vehicle has not moved. It is a 1.9 DG engine, and I would be grateful for anyones thoughts on this please ?
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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby R0B » 03 Jan 2018, 20:19

Tappets drained down.Give it a 20 minute drive,that will sort it.

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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby filbay » 03 Jan 2018, 20:49

R0B wrote:Tappets drained down.Give it a 20 minute drive,that will sort it.

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Thanks Rob, Will give that a go tomorrow........
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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby Ralf85 » 03 Jan 2018, 21:06

R0B wrote:Tappets drained down.Give it a 20 minute drive,that will sort it.
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Preferably on the open road at a steady 40-50mph. This issue is covered in the Haynes Manual ie it's normal after these vans are left sitting. Best to give it a regular run to keep it happy. :ok
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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby 100leelee » 03 Jan 2018, 23:06

I had the same thing, sounds bloomin awful, but after a drive all is well
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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby R0B » 03 Jan 2018, 23:46

Who needs a haynes when you have club 8090.;-)

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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby filbay » 05 Jan 2018, 18:35

Thanks for your words of wisdom everybody. You were right , it must have been the tappets. I took it out for a run on the motorway today between the two nearby Motorway junctions, and after about 7 miles all was good again, much to my relief.
So thanks again for an easy fix........
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Re: Strange and Unwelcome Engine Noise

Postby sarahandthebear » 13 Jan 2018, 09:48

When this happens to us for the first time I turned the van off straight away and rushed onto club 80 90 and found out luckily our engine was not about to explode instead it was just the tappets :ok
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