[ROVERNET - UK] Clickety Clat

Fritz Rauschenberg wfritz at mindspring.com
Sun Mar 27 11:42:35 BST 2005

Did you put oil in the engine after the valve job/head overhaul? That could make a lot
of noise. Seriously, it would be a good idea to re-fit shims to get the clearances
spot on.

Fritz Rauschenberg

Nottingham Road Giftware wrote:

> 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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