Gtv Engine Noise Problem! Help!!! Please!!! Tried Evrything!
I would much appreciate any help you could give me. I have a 98 GTV 2.0 Tspark.
Problem started when water pump went and car over heated and blew the head gasket.
Put new head gasket on, new water pump, new cam belts and balance shaft belt and new tensioner. It starts/runs alright but has developed a tapping noise, sounds like a tappit but renewed cam followers also renewed big end shells and still not cured. Removed pistons found seized rings, renewed rings- NOISE STILL THERE!
But there is movement on piston 4 so possibly that.... has anyone experienced the same problem? Got any other thoughts on what it could be?
I don't want to take the piston out again unless there is solid evidence that this could be the problem. i.e. people have had this problem as well!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and I appreciate any input!
P.S sounds a bit like an old cortina rattling away!