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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:34 pm 

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Location: New York

I just put a rebuilt head in my 1993 Metro. It's a 1.0 liter. I started it up and it sounded a lot better than before but was clicking like crazy. Aside from the clicking the engine sounds great. I was too nervous to leave it running to see if it would go away. I am no mechanic...

If the timing belt were misadjusted could that cause the clicking? Or should I just get some seafoam tomorrow?

I'm sure there's a thread dealing with this specific problem or what to do post-rebuilt head install but I can't find it.

I'm near Boston btw.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:33 am 
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Sometimes takes quite a while to get the lifters pumped up and it will clatter pretty badly until they are. Run it for ten seconds, turn it off and open the oil cap to ensure that you're getting oil up there. You could open it while it's running, but it will throw oil out the hole, I assume you don't want a big mess in your just reassembled engine bay. As long as you're getting oil up top you should be fine to just let it run until the noise dies down.

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