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Re: Noisy tappets - how bad can it be ?
« Reply #15 on: 13 September 2019, 07:06:27 PM »
Well she's all back together and running, cam timing remained correct.

There was a bit more tappet noise on the initial start up, which quietened down within seconds. I left it ticking over with about 1/4 litre ATF to act as a detergent and thought it was initially quieter, however when the engine got warm the tapping was pretty much as before. The potential good news is that the blue smoke seemed to disappear when warm

Inlets 3 and 4 remain noisy, but exhaust 4 seems to have quietened down

More knowledge gained, but no solution yet.

Next steps I think are oil pressure check (waiting for bits to make my adapter) and then a sump drop, hoping to find a partly blocked strainer  :)
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