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Hi guys, I posted a thread a few months ago asking about a tapping sound coming from my engine when I fire it up from cold, I have since decided that it is my vanos unit at the front of the engine :frown I was wandering if this should be something to worry about, or if it's just going to make it a bit noisy in the morning?

Other than that the engine seems as fit as a butchers dog, but any advice will be very welcome.
 

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are you sure its the vanos? when was the last time it had an oil change?
gunky oil can make the lifters a bit tappy till the engine warms?
 

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I'm not 100% on it being the vanos as it's hard to start the engine and put a screwdriver to it at the same time on your own. I'll recruit someone to help me tomorrow.

It was just after the last change that it started tapping. I did it as soon as I got the car, and from the way the filter disintegrated when I took it out, I dont think it was done for a long time before that.
 
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