can i ignore a tapping top end or that asking for trouble?
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    Default can i ignore a tapping top end or that asking for trouble?

    gti6 motor i had for my 205 was sitting for about 3 months before it went in and now its running. Ive done a timing belt on it also but the exhaust cam slipped my grasp and now im worried that ive bent a valve(s). very light tap, wouldnt be heard in the cabin i dont think, becomes louder at higher RPM. also worth noting that the oil is penrite 10w-50. cant drive it yet but only let it sit idling at most 5 minutes.

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    If its not a sticky lifter (which i hope should clear up if driven hot) and the oil isnt too thin for the motor (less than 100,000km i think about 70k), is it ok to leave it as it is? if its bent it would be only slightly bent from clashing with each other when i timed it up (got a solid lower pulley too). Im an apprentice and cant afford 16 valves & guides, cylinder head service and a head gasket at the moment, was hoping maybe leave it 6 months or so if im to pull it apart then to upgrade the motor..
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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    Excellent. I shall purchase one for myself. Just concerned though if i'll cause more serious damage driving it in to work and use theirs instead. If its just a noise then im really not bothered.
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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    The 6 motor I started after sitting for 12 months ( fresh fluids, plugs out etc ) took about 15 minutes for the tapping to go away. Even a compression check should show up differences?

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    i dont remember if i spun it clockwise back round again! what a bellend I am lol it would probably wreck all of them if i did..sh7t.
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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    and ive answered my own question.

    http://forum.205gtidrivers.com/index...4227&hl=valves
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    I guess you have to look at the positives here. 1- it wasn't a customers car. 2- you'll never make that mistake again(we hope.) The gti6 stikes again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James504 View Post
    I guess you have to look at the positives here. 1- it wasn't a customers car. 2- you'll never make that mistake again(we hope.) The gti6 stikes again.
    1) true that
    2) time will tell
    3) to be fair its an Xsara VTS motor
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    oops, tough way to learn, but I guess most of us have been down that road at least some of the way. Good luck.

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    i'll take it as a yes that i should replace valves and guides? at least the only cost to me is the guides, valves, head gasket and head bolts, and a head service obviously. might be staying standard for a while!
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    compression tested (dry, cold) 220 PSI across all 4, all on 6 compression strokes..190 after 4 which is ok. onto a leak down test, if its ok i'll leave the head alone and drive it, see how it goes.
    The wrong oil is better than no oil at all.

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