Noisy engine ticking 156 V6?
Greetings alfa fans, recently my 156 V6 has suddenly developed a ticking noise on start up and continues even when hot. On idle it's not really noticable but increases with the revs. My first thought was it could be the hydraulic tappets or lifters but I'm starting to think this may not be the case as after changing the oil it's made no difference at all and as I said the noise doesn't just happen when cold.
It's just flown through the mot and it's in really good nick even for a 9 year old but one of the mechanics seemed to think it might be coming from the little end? The peformance hasn't been affected and it hasn't got any worse since it first started a couple of months ago but it's getting on my wick now as the engine sounds sweet without that damn noise so want to try getting to the bottom of it.
Any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated folks before I take it to an alfa specialists as I know they're very likely to give me the expensive option to sort it out.
Many thanks in advance
Last edited by kaneV6; 21-10-09 at 14:23.