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1.6d ticking noise
#1
Hi all,

I am getting a little worried with my berlingo, it is a 1.6 hdi model.
It ticks quite a lot, even from start up.
When you have the passenger window open and go past houses or fences you can hear it more.
I have had the glow plugs replaced and also have run through some injector cleaner and no difference.

Would anybody have any ideas? I am getting worried and I have a couple of long trips to do soon.

many thanks

Martin
 
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#2
What does this ticking noise sound like? Is it continuous, does it increase and decrease with engine speed? I've noticed mine occasionally makes a clicking type sound that doesn't seem to change with engine speed, it's never got any worse and I've done a good few thousand miles since I first noticed it. I noticed my air filter box seems to have quite a bit of movement in it and it sounds like the clicking is coming from the back of the engine bay when I've heard it so I suspect it's probably the air filter box vibrating thats causing the noise in my case.
 
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#3
My noise does go up and down with the engine revs. My air box was loose as well as the bracket had broken but got a new bracket and thats ok now.
It kind of sounds like tappet noise but not sure what that could mean

thanks
 
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#4
Check for leakage around the injectors?
Its not something silly like a piece of grit embedded in the drive belt?

If you could isolate the noise it would help-sounds silly but some earplugs would allow you to hear only the ticking up close or even a length of broomstick pressed against the engine in various locations and 'listen' with the other end pressed against your ear.
 
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#5
at a guess injector blowing - any oil around the injectors?
 
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#6
Hi,

I've just investigated further.
I took the cover off the top and listened. It sounds like the injectors ticking and the left one is slightly louder than the others.
Also there is a bit of oil round them, but not sure if from them or from the other thing that sits inbetween them.

Is this helpful?

thanks

martin
 
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#7
Hi mike sound like you are on to it but you need to read this post

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=4638
 
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#8
Hi, cheers. I have read that. Sounds worrying.
I.might take it to the garage and see what they say. Could cost me a bit then
 
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#9
Hi Martin - just noticed I called you mike in my last post!!!!! haven't even had a drink yet lol

if you have caught it early it could just be the one injector needs to come out and the other 3 just nipped up. But I would still flush the engine and change the oil and filter to be safe.
 
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#10
Hi,
I did wonder why, but I didn't question it......

ok - hope that's all then. I'll see what the garage say about it and when they can have it. Hopefully soon as its due on a few long runs soon.

also the oil and filter only got changed in jan.

thanks for all this.
 
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