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Clicking noise. Any suggestions?

08-22-2011, 06:54 PM
Hello people. I have recently picked up on a clicking noise that seems to be coming from inside my engine. You can notice a little oil/gas leaking out onto it but a guy said its probably a loose head gasket and its not bad enough to where i need to fix it. I was wondering what this noise could be. The faster i go the faster the clicking gets. Its like a metal tapping a metal rapidly. Any suggestions on what it is or what to do would be appreciated. Thanks!

08-23-2011, 05:12 PM
What kind of bike?

Sounds like it could be the cam chain tapping off the engine as the automatic cam chain tensioner has gone kaputz. If you go on youtube and search for "manual cam chain tensioner" you should get a few to choose from. There's one from a guy who installed a manual cam chain tensioner on a ZX-6R, plus the before/after noise. Does the before sound like the noise your engine is making?