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    Default Tapping Noise coming from engine in RSC

    When I'm sitting in Neutral with the engine idling, if I touch the accel when the revs come off idle there's a tapping noise coming from the engine.

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    Is this normal?
    Last edited by janus; 24th August 2004 at 06:01 PM.

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    Is this when the car is still reasonably cold? can you describe a bit more? is it like sort of uneven engine speed? It should be normal if the car is cold. That sort of noise should be the oil pump working. Should smooth out after warming.
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    No, it's when the engine's up to normal operating temp, it doesn't idle smoothly either. The guy at the dealership said it's just the fact that they put a 2L engine into such a small car. It kinda burbles, is this not normal?

    As for the tapping, it's when the engines hot too...I can only hear it when the revs are just over idle.

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    Anyone? The engine idle's pretty rough most of the time, I mean it's quiet, just that you can feel the engine through the car..

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    if u're implying that the inside of the car vibrates a little due to the engine...
    i think it's normal..
    cos mine does that and the renault workshop said it was because of the sports cam they have in the rsc..
    at least thats what i was told...
    and i think u will also notice the muffler "sputerring" constantly...
    hope that helps...

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    Fresh oil made mine sing like a bee... but after 3,000k's its a little grumpy in the morns...
    Also heard that due to ADR, the engine runs lean for a little to heat up the Cat converter... ?

    as for the tapping noise... hmmm
    Check engine mounts (its a common one)
    Not a 4,000rpm rattle? (perhaps a loose baffle?)

    other than that, come for a run with us, say hi & we can nod our heads & point at your engine
    (next one is tomorrow nite!)
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