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> Engine Ticking, Engine Noise
post Jun 24 2009, 08:10 AM
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Hello all! I just started driving an 88 240 Wagon about 2 months ago, it has about 150k on it. The thing is a beauty. I noticed recently the engine is ticking, it sounds like it is coming from the valves, or at least under the valve cover. This may be a normal noise for 240's I have never had one. The car runs great, timing belt was changed recently.

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post Jun 24 2009, 09:30 AM
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The B230F will have piston slap, but it shouldn't have valve noise (like a stuck valve) ...
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post Aug 1 2009, 10:35 AM
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datsun240,

These engines do make a lot of noise. If you raise the hood when the engine is running and listen you should hear a consistent light clatter. There should not be any one clatter over the other. If you use something as a stethoscope to try to isolate the origin of the noise, that would help too. With the engine idling, carefully remove the oil filler cap and listen. The cam followers are right under the cover and the noise they make will relay stand out. There is need to have the valves adjusted. The average back yard mechanic will have the shill to adjust the valves but will not have the tools nor the wafer disks it takes to change the adjustment. This could be a little price if you go to a "Volvo Shop". If you feel that the noise is from one location and happens only once for every rotation, then you should get it looked at. On the other hand if it sound like a Signer Sewing Machine just humming along then you should compare it to as many other like engines as you can then decide how load yours is. My 89 240 is now over 380 K miles and has never had the head off. These engines are very tough.

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post Aug 1 2009, 05:19 PM
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Agree with the above. Suggested maintenance is to check the valve clearance every 30k mi.
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post Aug 7 2009, 01:42 PM
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QUOTE (nice86 @ Aug 1 2009, 06:19 PM)
Agree with the above. Suggested maintenance is to check the valve clearance every 30k mi.


+1, you could just need to see if the valves need to be reshimmed. Either way, that car is a baby with only 150K on it. You will have it for a very long long time.
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post Jul 11 2019, 12:32 AM
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QUOTE (Steve B. @ Aug 1 2009, 10:35 AM)
datsun240,

These engines do make a lot of noise. If you raise the hood when the engine is running and listen you should hear a consistent light clatter. There should not be any one clatter over the other. If you use something as a stethoscope to try to isolate the origin of the noise, that would help too. With the engine idling, carefully remove the oil filler cap and listen. The cam followers are right under the cover and the noise they make will relay stand out. There is need to have the valves adjusted. The average back yard mechanic will have the shill to adjust the valves but will not have the tools nor the wafer disks it takes to change the adjustment. This could be a little price if you go to a "Volvo Shop". If you feel that the noise is from one location and happens only once for every rotation, then you should get it looked at. On the other hand if it sound like a Signer Sewing Machine just humming along then you should compare it to as many other like engines as you can then decide how load yours is. My 89 240 is now over 380 K miles and has never had the head off. These engines are very tough.

Good Luck

Steve B.


This nice post thanks for sharing

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