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Old 12-12-2005   #1
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hi.
i have a x reg 1.2 brava which has done 42000 miles.
after standing overnight in cold temperatures when first started next day.
i have a bit of tappet noise for aprox 1 minute until engine warms up slightly.
is this normal.
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Re: tappet noise

Hi, I own a 1.2 Punto which has similar problems. When I spoke to Fiat about this they assured me that this is normal in Fiat engines due to manufacturing tolerances of the tappets, and is not a problem!. I tend to switch the engine off-then back on which seems to stop that annoying rattle!
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its a fiat if it dont tap its broke
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Re: tappet noise

aint the tappet noise to do with the oil, hydraulic tappets or something i remember reading

maybe a quick check of oil and top up might be required, mine tap on my '04 punto
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they will because all the oil drains to the bottom at night,
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hi.
thanks for all your quick replys.
i changed oil and filter on friday so i no thats not the problem.
in the past i have always had vauxhalls and they did not have this noise.
decided this year to change to different make of car.
looked around and found this immaculate brava i owner low milage,wife loves the colour and you get a lot of car for your money and its a great car to drive.
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Re: tappet noise

u mena you had a vauxhall that didnt tap.... aint that like having an old cvh escort of fiesta that dont tap! i thought even brand spanking vauxhalls come out of the garage with the renound "tap" mine has started with a lil tapping noise but i wouldnt really worry about it... only fix it when its broke! thats my motto. prolly not the best motto to have but hey ho
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