Vauxhall Astra Engine tapping & cuts out when warm

2001 Vauxhall Astra Problem

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CarVauxhall Astra 1.6 8v club
Year2001
Ownerpaul2109
Posted15/01/2012
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The problem I have is when you start the engine you get a constant tapping noise from the engine. When the engine gets warm it starts to cut out and the engine management light comes on. Could anyone please help me thanks.
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss


Solution 1
jota1978 | Driver | Since: Jan 2012 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 377 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

You may have 2 unrelated problems here.
Astra`s need top quality oil and regular oil changes as the tappetts are hydraulic, so the noise you are hearing could be the tappetts sticking. An oil change and an engine flush may help depending on how bad it is.
To get the second problem sorted it may be better to get a garage to plug it in to the diagnosis unit to bring up a fault code, so they then no where the problem lies.


Posted on Sunday 15th of January 2012
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