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Ticking noise after oil change?

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Smc92, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Smc92

    Smc92 Copenworld Member

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    Hi guys

    I recently did a service on our copen (660cc) which involved new oil filter and oil, alternator belt and AC belt as well as new discs and pads.

    We are now noticing a ticking noise coming from the engine, I think it has something to do with the lifters maybe?

    The reason I doubt myself is because my girlfriend drives it pretty much everyday and she thinks it is when she brakes that the ticking is worse.

    When I looked today I thought it was worse the more I revved the engine and I think I could hear it when idling too.

    Basically I am just after some advice from fellow copen owners to see if youve had a similar issue and how it was resolved?

    Oh and by the way we have owned the car for 2 years, it has around 40k and has only done 8/9k in the past 2 years. This is also the first service I have done which is naughty because I know its recommended to be done every 3000 (oil change is anyway). I am usually on top of car services but been lazy this time which I regret :(

    Many thanks

    Scott
     
  2. TooCopen

    TooCopen Copenworld Member

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    Hello Scott,
    I am not sure I understand the noise you are talking about (n)
    Does the noise appear and could be heard when the engine is running, car not running ?
    Does it appear when clutch is depressed ? Put the box on neutral, engine running, car stopped : does the noise change if you press and release the clutch pedal ?
    Car running, does noise change with speed ?
    Let us know if you progress in noise identification ;)
     
  3. Smc92

    Smc92 Copenworld Member

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    Its hard to describe, its not so much of a ticking and I cant hear it outside of the car but when im sat inside the car you can hear a kind of grinding noise, I thought it may be the clutch release bearing but it makes the noise whethet the clutch is despressed or not, but my girlfriend who drives the car daily says she can feel/notice it when she reaches the biting point on the clutch, but the noise is constant when idling / stationary or moving.

    Its hard to be specific haha, not very helpful
     
  4. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Could be sticky lifters or valves. Does the ticking sound increase in speed when you rev the car?

    You could try an engine flush, that fixed a sticky valve for me a few years back.
     
  5. Smc92

    Smc92 Copenworld Member

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    The ticking isnt constant and does not get any louder when revs are increased so I dont think it is sticky valve lifters, im starting to think its clutch / gearbox area.

    I am not 100% at all but it feels anf sounds like a grating/grinding noise at lowish revs, I cant say its as noticeable when the revs are higher and when driving around.

    Im thinking about going to see a mechanic for some advise then ill do the job myself, unless we are talking full engine rebuild then ill leave that to a pro, but I dont think it is anything that serious.
     
  6. Smc92

    Smc92 Copenworld Member

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    I noticed the coolant was low do I topped this up and say in the car to listen and I am starting to think it could be a bearing, maybe water pump?

    The more I think about it, it does sound like a bearing on its way.

    I think the clutch release bearing can be ruled out because the noise is the same regardless of clutch pressed in or not.

    Looking down by the alternator and the pulleys there is like a black cup/cover with 4 bolts through it, this black cup/cover feels like it moves, should it? If its just a cover of some sort then movement wont be an issue will it?
     
  7. trustafox

    trustafox Copenworld Guru

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    Does it feel loose when you touch it? ..........engine off!

    I've not got the turbo engine so can't give direct advice ob looking at mine. This is where Adam's input may have been useful but he's jumped (space)ship.

    You've not got a loose sticker on your petrol cap flap?
     
  8. Smc92

    Smc92 Copenworld Member

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    The pulley itself doesnt and the belt feels tight (the alternator belt is a little slack but isnt squealing) it is just like this black cover thing over it?

    Its really hard to describe other than like a grinding noise and ive only noticed it since changing belts
     
  9. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

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    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    Just changed the belts yesterday, what a faf, anyway I think that the cover you described should be tight !!!!!
    Mine definitely wasn't loose!!!!:sweating:
     
  10. Smc92

    Smc92 Copenworld Member

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    Ill try and investigate the issue a bit more tomorrow, see if I can tighten it because there are 4 bolts which appear to go through it.

    How did you tighten your alternator belt up? I found it really awkward doing it by myself as there is no adjuster bolt and requires pressure being out on it to tighten...
     
  11. princess

    princess Copenworld Regular

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    just got our second copen 04 reg. we also have a brand new vw bettle!!!!
    I fitted the belt were its supposed to go, slightly tightened up the bolts, just enough to allow a bit of movement to tighten the belt, and then did up the bolts.
    Think I got the tension bang on!!!:D

    You're right though it was bloody awkward:whew::whew:
     

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