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Hmmm Tappety engine

Hi all.
Noticed quite a loud tappety noise from my engine - its a 1.8 ts 16v on a 2001 156. Oil level good and no low oil pressure signs.
Just ordered bits for an oil service and an engine flush, just in case, but i'm guessing its gonna need a bit more. Are they hydraulic tappets? Any thoughts or ideas for repair etc... ?
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Tappety-exhausty or tappety-air-intaky or Tappety-knocky in the engine?

Any shaky on the steering wheely or other symptoms?
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The injectors are quite loud on a TS so don't get confused with that
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might have a sticky hydraulic lifter (tappet) this will be noisy and also can cause excess wear on the camshaft.
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A TS engine is quite 'tappety' in general.

How about taking a video and posting it up to rule out problems?
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