My lifters are coming to the end of there life now i think but im not sure whether or not to replace them now or wait until i decide if im gonna be keeping this engine in the car. This wont be for another 6 months if i do change the engine and so im a bit weary about what may happen if one or more of the lifters actually fail.
If its just gonna make one heck of a tapping then i can deal with it, but if it is gonna take my car off the road or damage the rest of the engine then i dont want to take the risk.
it's only noisey during start up because all the oil drips down in the to sump.and when u start it in the morning it takes a a miunute or so for the oil to circulate.mine is noisey for about a minute.or less then it stops.summer days you can hardly notice it.but regulaur oil change on mine has made it a lot quiter.it wont do any long termn damage.my last gsi was noisey for 5 years just on start up.
thanks for the replies lads, i know it will always tick on start up but this is for about ten minutes after start up. It also has a small misfire when pulling away first thing in the morning which in told is down to the lifters aswell.
Too right! I love your saloon! Think it looks fantastic, really do! I think an LET would make it the nicest modded saloon in the coutry (apart from the 200ts of course, which started life as it is now)