What Is a Tappet Noise?

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A tappet noise refers to the noise made by the Lash or Clearance between the Rocker arm and Valve stem in a car. It also occurs as a result of the lash or clearance between the valve lifter and valve stem at start up for at least 30 seconds. It normally occurs if oil is not regularly changed.
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Excessive wear, or lack of oil. Or both. Generally lack of oil is what causes the excessive wear.
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A clicking or tapping noise that gets louder when you rev the engine is probably
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Here you go....All timing is quoted at .040" lift at the valve with zero checking clearance unless otherwise stated.
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could be the timing chain tensioners...Honda has had a number of issues with these...they are supposed to be self adjusting but do not do their job properly...major engine damage
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To fix noisy tappets, make frequent oil changes at every 3 months or 2500 miles to keep the engine clean and in optimal working condition. Should the noise come ...
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