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Hi all. Just a quick question. When starting my car from cold i seem to get a tapping sound from the engine. Its not like something is physicaly tapping on something and its not a rattle just a tapping sound. It goes away once the engine has been warmed up. Just there from cold, its not loud. Am sure its normal?

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How long does this happen for? You'll get this for a few seconds until the oil pressure builds up and pumps the oil around the engine.
 

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You do get slightly more valvetrain noise as the oil is cold but normally what you hear is the injectors ticking a bit louder as they are working harder on coldstart.

We also get quite a lot of worried customers coming in with "ticking" engines after fitting a few mods. Same reason that the injectors are working harder as the engine is calling for more fuel.

Nothing to worry about.;)
 
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