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metalfossil

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I have a 2009 (dec build) VE SS (AFM).

She has done 98,000 ks and has just started making a clicking noise at idle and at speed, although I'm not sure if it clicks away whilst freeway driving as I am unable to hear it. It makes this noise when hot and cold. Forgot to mention that whilst it clicks at idle, she doesn't click when coasting....

I wonder can anyone on here recommend a reliable place in Melbourne (western suburbs or brunswick area)where I could take her to find out just how much this is going to cost me?

Thanks for listening
 
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What sort of oil do you use ? Mineral - Semi synthetic or full synthetic ? Have you changed the type of oil you use oil recently ?
 

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Are you sure it's not just injector tick? I've found most modern cars to have a rather loud injector tick which at times makes you question as to whether something is wrong... Especially in a high performance type car.
 

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What sort of oil do you use ? Mineral - Semi synthetic or full synthetic ? Have you changed the type of oil you use oil recently ?
thanks for replying stirringaxe.

Strange that you mention the oil, as it did starting making the noise after her last service. I wonder did my mechanic change the type of oil, what should I be asking him?
 

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thanks for replying swingn_wasabi,
how does one go about telling the difference between the two?
 

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My new SSV Z has ticked since day one but its just injector tick. It is quite loud when the engine is as idle.
 

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Grumpyoldb, heck if it is as noisy as mine, I'm wondering why you would want to put up with that is a new car?
Which leaves me wondering, if it is lifter noise or injector noise, will it cause damage driving it until I can get it looked at professionally?
 

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Maybe try to compare the noise with someone elses new V8 engine? My car is one week old and has the injector tick. It had 8 klms on the clock when i picked it up and was ticking when they started it at the dealers. The demo SSV I drove also had the same ticking noise which I asked about and was told its injector tick.
 

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I would be asking the mechanic what oil he used. If it is lifter noise & not injector noise make sure you use the correct rated fully synthetic oil.
 

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As stated, find out what oil has been put in(if not what you usually use) Mine did the same after it had a service, and oil type changed. Have since changed to another brand, and all normal now.
 
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