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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:36 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:47 am
Posts: 5
Car Model: 9-3 Aero convertible
Hi All

Have a strange noise that I'm having difficulty pinpointing as to the cause so looking to hear from anyone who might have had the same experience.

From cold I'm getting a clatter which seems to emanate from the top end of the engine from cold. This disappears after a few minutes.
First thought was hydraulic lifters/tappets however the metallic tapping is random and not in time with the engine.

Hopefully the link to youtube video is available to view. The noise has been amplified by the phone and isn't quite that loud but you'll get the idea of it. It disappears once warmed up (which again suggests oil). A flush and fully oil change was done a few months ago with the noise only really being noticed one month ago.

Cheers for any input you might be able to give

PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:46 pm 

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:47 am
Posts: 5
Car Model: 9-3 Aero convertible
Forgot to add there are no issues with it's drivability, no smoke or similar

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