Tapping and very hot engine, oil change not helped
I have a Rover 25, w-reg. Had a tapping coming from top of engine, drivers side. put a screw driver to ear and parts of engine,believe tapping is coming from under the part in engine with VCV on it. Have had recent head gasket cover replaced and oil change but still tapping. Also engine seems to be getting very very hot fast and have had to top up water twice in two months. cant see a leak tho. Tapping seems to be more noticable when car is ticking over idle. any help would be much appreciated, im a novice of car engines. really dont want to spend anymore money on car than the cars value. thanks
hi oldturkey, tks for advice. its a 1,8 gti if thats helps. the mechanic said i had a blown head gasket but then decided i didnt and it was just the cover to that gasket. he replaced it and cleaned it all up and no oil leaked overnight from it or since from what i van tell. iam extremely worried about how hot its getting but its running fine despite that lol.Alittle white smoke after oil change but nothing sinc then. The cars old and im at that point where im thinking hmmmmm!! scrap of it before wasting anymore money trying to fix it. just spend 240 getting it through m.o.t so didnt wnat to do that. mechanic told me tapping ment i should change oil so i did but still tapping. fast tapp but not overly loud.any futher advice would be helpful, thanks
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