[ROVERNET - UK] Clickety Clat

Paul Smith vmi2148 at bigpond.net.au
Sun Mar 27 11:31:26 BST 2005

Sounds like lack of oil - check the 3 bolt plate at the back of the 
camshaft, if it isn't tight the oil doesn't feed through the cam.  Noise 
plus, I found out...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nottingham Road Giftware" <sales at nottinghamroad.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 27, 2005 8:02 PM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] Clickety Clat

> Hello All.
> I just replaced the head on my TC -- Ground valves/new seats etc. and 
> there is too much valve clatter.  The tappet clearances are very close to 
> spec, with most right-on (within .002 off-spec worst case).  Valve springs 
> are good. Oil ways are clear to all cam bearings etc. The car runs great, 
> but the noise is getting on my nerves.  I have had valve clearances way 
> off in the past and they did not make much noise.  It does not seem like 
> one valve, but it is equal amongst all of them.  Anybody have the same 
> problem?  Should I ignore it and keep on motoring?
> Steve Lawrence
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