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Old 06-08-2002, 01:02 AM
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You need to replace the plastic bits for the oiler tube very soon. I wouldn't run the engine/drive the car until you do. The plastic pieces are fragile and knocking the tube can break them. The ticking you are hearing is likely due to a lack of oil on the cam lobes. Running without oil flowing over the cam lobes will eat up the cam.
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