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156 1.9 jtd 16V tappets

This is more a thing of interest rather than worried concern... My engine, from cold start, has rather loud sounding tappets. Once I bring the revs up to circa 1500 rpm all sounds well. Current mileage is 71k, oil change every 6k with Castrol Edge, engine never given stick until thermostat fully open. Is this common to jtd engines ???
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Quite normal - Alfa JTD units are not the quietest diesels ever made. Is the Castrol Edge a specific diesel oil version? Correct spec for the JTD 16v is a 5w40.

I also find BP Ultimate quietens the engine as well, even at idle.
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