Today while doing my normal driving, it started, with out any warning. It just started to make a very loud noise. It seems to be coming from the right side of the engine(passenger side). The noise gets faster or slower along with the engine RPM. I am not really sure where to begin with my diagnosis.
This is a 1993 ea82 1.8L with 82,000 miles. I change the oil every 3000 with out fail. I all ways use a synthetic blend 5w-30.(I live in Massachusetts, so it is never cold until winter time). I replaced the Timing Belt & Water Pump at 70,000 miles.
Wouldn't the engine be misfiring if a HLA / Lifter had failed? It doesn't appear to have any other symptoms other than this very loud clacking or ticking noise.
It is very loud. Not an average lifter tick like on other engines.
Would a lifter failure be this loud?
Would an internal engine failure or misfire set an ECU code?
Any help on this would be great! I'll be watching this thread for replies, Thanks in advance.
Edited by Loyale93v, 24 July 2010 - 09:35 PM.