x type 3.0 sport just stuggled to turn over now taps loudly but still runs??? help please


Asked by CARLTON74 Feb 04, 2013 at 03:25 PM about the 2002 Jaguar X-TYPE 3.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Was it sitting a long time? It could be low battery voltage. It could be bad battery wire connections. --- The tapping could be a lifter that collapsed. It might pump back up when the engine warms up.

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Make sure the oil hasn't leaked out.

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The tapping is more likely than not the hydraulic lifters that may have leaked down due to either too thin a viscosity of engine oil or simply because it has been sitting for a while. If it's not been used for a bit the lifters should fill up quickly enough, if the tapping stays after a few minutes on good oil pressure then one or more of the lifters may be defective.

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