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Old 01-19-2006, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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is my engine sounding right????

its sound a bit tappety???? what could this be, or is it just me
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Old 01-21-2006, 09:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a bit of tapping is normal for a car that has sat for a while (this is dry lifter tap) if this is not the tap you are hearing, but rather a more consistant, unchanging tap it is most likely the vanos system you hear and is considered normal (unless it is unreasonably loud).
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yep, probably normal, esp. when cold
is it there just at idle (normal) or audible while cruising (not as good)?
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