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Date: 5 Dec 2006 15:47:04 -0800
Subject: Re: 97 9000 Turbo: Ticking in Engine Compartment

Just changed the oil. Made the noise before and after - off and on. Also, bought the car from a SAAB mechanic a couple of months ago. It was his personal car, and he had replaced the timing and balance chains, crankshaft bearing, etc. and no doubt checked wear on other engine parts. Robert Eeyore wrote: > wrote: > > > I've read a few posts and answers about this, but am still not sure > > what it is. Symptoms: Ticking that I can hear in the cabin, coming from > > the engine compartment, and from outside with hood closed. Can't always > > hear it so well when I pop the hood because of the engine noise. Can't > > really hear it at speed, probably also because of other noise. Can hear > > it best when idling or going slow. Ticks about 3 or 4 ticks per second. > > Sounds like 'tappet noise' to me. > > Have you changed the oil recently ? > > Graham

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