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went to a vw and audi specialist today to ask him what he thinks of the tapping sound on my 2.4.

listening he said it was tappits or camshaft worn.

he couldnt tell me the price to fix and didnt want to take it on as he doesnt focus in engine rebuilds.

this is Ian Collins in blisborrow.

so my question is... DIY job or a payed job??? how much if a pay??

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are you sure it's not the vacuum pump. These tap like mad and sound like the tappets. the way to check it is to pump your foot brake and see if the tapping stops.T:
 

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thanks guys for your thoughts.

i've just come back from taking it to a local dealer.
he doesnt think its defo tappets.

he asked me when i changed the oil and filter last and this was about 10,000 miles ago. so his advice was first to put an engine flush in and drive for a few days with this in to see if it might loosen a stuck tappet. because it doesnt tap continually, he thought it might just be getting stuck sometimes. which i can see makes sense coz if it was a tappet gone then it might tap continually.
maybe .... what do you think????

he also said to get a fuel flush to make sure there was no blockage of fuel.


he said he wouldnt worry about driving whilst its like this and said if the tapping get a lot worse its easier to identify the problem.

i asked how much about for the cost of changed tappets and belt. he said about £150 to £200.
im more inclined to go by his words concidering i rebuilds engines and has just rebuilt a his mates skyline engine.
he is a nice guy, seems to know a lot about stuff and takes the time to help me out.
he spent half hour to an hour a few months back helping me find out why my van wouldnt start.

i recomend him to anyone in the area of preston and lancaster. Woodland garage in cabus/forton and A6

so im going to do as he said and see how it goes over the next few weeks.

ill try the brake pedal thing when i go out to the shop now.

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Oh how wonderful art thow lord. thee has been glorious to mine self :D

sometimes the internt can be considered by some to be an evil thing humanity has provided for themselves and sometimes some people consider it to be a god send.

today it was a god send to me.T:

having thought that i was going to need to fork out a few hundred squid and now owing many thanks to the two comments above and dont have to spend anything.

so i went to the shop and i firstly:cool:started my van. the tapping came. and i pumped the brake pedal and low and behold after about 5 or 6 pumps the tapping went.:D big smile on my face.

so... many thanks to you guys

the tapping doesnt stop for long but at least i know what it is and that in the future if and when my brakes get really bad from lack of vacuum, i know what to do. T:
 
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