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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:49 am    Post subject: My 981 Boxster developed a ticking/tapping sound this mornin Reply with quote

Chaps,

I was on the Col De Turini believe it or not, and not really a place you want to develop car issues. As I drove up it was fine, but as I went over the top and started to descend I noticed this sound coming from the driver's side air vent. I drove very slowly the 65 kilometres back to the boat after putting some oil in as I thought it might be low.

Any ideas? Hydraulic tappet maybe?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds too fast to be a tappet or other engine problem. If I was to have a quick guess I'd say it's an auxiliary item: aircon compressor, power steering pump, etc. Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did some searching online and there were quite a few threads of people having the same or similar issues and they said it turned out to be a leaf stuck in the air vent! So I took a look and sure enough there was a leave stuck in there. I've removed it and the sound seems to have gone. The engine has cooled down a bit though soo I'll have to drive it to see if it comes back.

I guess I'll have to nip over to Italy for a pizza! It did ruin my early morning jaunt on the mountain though.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Lets hope its that.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hell of a noise for a leaf!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just drove to Ventimiglia and the noise never returned! The leaf was stuck in the round fan cover, not just covering it but in between the fan and the cover.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blimey! I'll bet your ar5e started flapping when you first heard that!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Blimey! I'll bet your ar5e started flapping when you first heard that!

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My initial concern was ‘what happens if I break down up here in the mountains?’ Once I was down my mind switched to ‘that sounds expensive and I can only imagine how much Porsche Monaco charges per hour.’

To say I’m relieved is an understatement.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the cheapest fixes I've read about for a while.. thumbsup thumbsup
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