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Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 22:49:19 +0100
From: Michael Hargreave Mawson <>
Subject: Re: Hydraulic valves tappets

In article <8ou9lf$bgd$>, a. nijhof <> writes >The other I bought a 1991 900 16V2.1l with approx. 256,000 km. When cold the >engine produces a lot of noise which, I assume, is caused by the hydraulic >valve tappets. It sound like a diesel engine. After five to ten minutes the >sound becomes rather normal, after 15 minutes it sounds normal. The guy how >sold me the car said it could be no harm, but on the other hand the Haynes >Manual says that the tappets have to be replaced occasionally, so what to >do. >Thanks in advance for any information. > According to the manual for my 9000S (16V,2.0l,i), this is perfectly normal, nothing to do with the tappets, and nothing to worry about. I can't remember what it says actually causes the noise, and the manual is in the car (and the car is in the street, and I'm in my dressing-gown, ready for bed). ATB -- Mike "His wish was to become a historian - not to dig out facts and store them in himself... but to understand them, call the dead back to life and let them speak through him to their descendants. She sometimes wondered who would pay for it and who would heed." - from "Harvest of Stars" by Poul Anderson.

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