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  1. Tappety noise on 159 1.9 16v diesal

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Hopefully someone can shed some light on this. Have a tappety noise when car has warmed up. It comes from one end of the engine. It appears to be coming from under the rocker cover. A distict tapping sound. It sounds like a tappett. However when looking at other posts on here people have...
  2. Tappety tap tap tap

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My engine (S2, 2 litre)has done 25k since a major (complete rebuild) and is starting to sound a bit tappety when hot , presumably thats not an unreasonable mileage to expect this?. I've only adjusted A series tappets before so this shim business looks a bit of a pain, is there a definitive...
  3. 156 V6 24v - Tappety noise when cold at 1500rpm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good day fellow Alfa drivers. My trusty 156 has recently developed a tapping noise for the first mile or two of driving, only audible when the engine reaches about 1500rpm. The other day I opened the bonnet and had a listen while I brought the revs up and I could confirm the noise was coming...
  4. Tappety sound / whirring pulley

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    This will probably end up a pointless post, as the video I took on my phone didn't pick up the sounds very clearly. Just wondering if anyone could advise on the engine sound at idle, it almost sounds like a pulley is too tight and/or...
  5. Tappety noise at idle

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, just noticed a tappety noise at idle that I don't remember being there before; have checked the oil level and it's good. Once on the move or warmed up, the noise disappears completely. No other ill affects observed (still pulls strongly etc). Should I be worried? Thanks
  6. Tappety engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    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...
  7. Do multi-air engines sound a bit tappety

    Alfa MiTo
    Or is it just me? I know i am not a Mito, but almost. The 105 multiair engine on my punto evo is loosening up nicely (770 miles and counting) but over the last 3 days/30 miles the engine has sounded really tappety. In fact i would say it sounds a lot like a twinspark with a dodgy variator...
  8. "Tappety" 2.0 Ti

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Started my 146 2.0 ti this morning for a 150mile run and it's been tappety since. Checked oil and all ok. Is there anything else I should check or is it usual ? :(
  9. "Tappety" 2.4 Jtd Brera.

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Gooday Gents. My first post and its about my 08 2.4 Brera.Coming up to 18k but since I got it @ 12k its had a "tappety" noise that comes in @ 2000rpm. Can not hear it in car, but going past parked cars,or walls etc with the windows down, it sounds like the old Ford 2 ltr pinto engines when the...
  10. Really annoying tappety noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Right so I get my oil leak sorted which turns out to only be a seal,now since returning from garage have a really annoying tappety noise and seems to loose power when you get to about 3500revs.I have tried disconnecting maf for the loss of power issue,no better,also checked air filter etc all...
  11. random tappety noise from 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys i have owned my 156 for a couple of months now and some times randomly it sounds really rattly/tappety anyone have any ideas on what this could be the early signs of? or what to check? My car is a 1998 2.0TS 156. Cheers Steve
  12. 159 3.2 V6 - tappety at cold start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I don't think anyone else has raised this one, so will be interested to receive feedback. I have a 2007 3.2 V6 Q4 with 12,000 miles on the clock - bought it used a couple of weeks back - and love it. However... When I first started it at the dealers it was warm and sound just fine. I drove...
  13. Strange tappety noise in V6

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Started the car yesterday and heard this strange tappet noise which is usually due to low oil level[ only heard at higher revs and not while idling]...But oil was fine,never below maximum.. Went and changed the oil,[ just in case,as I did not change it when I bought it last month :tut: and has...
  14. Runs but tappety??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have just started up my car after rebuilding the head following the cambelt tentioner breaking. I have replaced 8 inlet valves and 8 followers (inlet). But its making a really diesely tappety sound now not unlike the variator, but much louder!?! Ideas??