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Hi guys, ive got an 86 excel se which ive owned for the last 14 years. Over the last few months ive started to notice a slightly noisy tappet which seems noisier inside the car than outside... Ive noticed that under acceleration the noise disappeares which makes me wonder if its a valve sticking slightly,,, has anyone else come across this or do you agree with me or is it just a noisy tappet.... any replies appreciated, thanks, Mick

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this probably wont help....but i had a similar issue and it turned out to be both a slightly sticking valve and a couple of the shims required replacing as they had appeared to of settled in after my head rebuild........

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It is the valve that is on your brake booster that makes the noise not your engine.

Its the white connector where the vacuum hose is connected to the brake servo.

You can buy the valve seperatly.

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