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ratting from top end when cold

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13 Apr 2019 08:09 #205988 by jobylilly
Hi does anyone know why my 04 plate Suzuki Jimny rattles from top end until its warm Its done 80000 miles. Could it be the hydraulic lifters?
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13 Apr 2019 16:23 #206008 by Max Headroom
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14 Apr 2019 08:12 #206035 by kirkynut
Rattles or a tapping noise from the tappets?

They don't have hydraulic lifters.

How many miles are on it? Single or twin cam?

If twin cam the valves have bucket shims but I think the single cam has adjustable lifters like the old SJ engine it's derived from but I don't own a single cam to have to do it, so I'm not sure.

The twin cams can get tapperty if the shims are not changed but it would take a long time before there's a really adverse effect on the running of the engine.

Regular oil changes with good quality oil are important. I've used fully synthetic recently and it seems to quieter it down a bit, albeit mine wasn't noisy.

If it's a rattle, check the exhaust manifold heat shield is not loose on one stud.


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