On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Ticking/tappety noise 2.0TS
Could be a sticky hydraulic tappet, a good flush and fill with synthetic oil should help.
I suffered a ticking on one of my 145 QV's for ages, then suddenly one day it stated making an awful noise, and running on 3 cylinders.
It turned out one of the sparkplug threads had stripped, the ticking was the gas leaking past, until the plug came out completely destroying the plug cap and coil on its way out...
Have the plugs been changed recently?