Cant believe this like! Hopefully someone can help tho..
Started the old boy up this morning and straight away i got this loud ticking/ tapping noise.
Its in time with the revs from idle up to 4000rpm, didnt try any higher, and seems like its from the valves area tho im not 100%
When i look in the oil fill hole it looks quite dry in there. Does sound like oil starvation but god knows...
I changed the oil/ filter 4000 miles ago and it really doesnt use anything to mention
I know i need to change the valve cover gasket as i keep getting a wee bit of oil in one of the spark plug shafts. Just changed the plugs in the last month and done zero miles since.
Been doing quite a bit of work on it the last few weeks and its going in for the Mot on the 14th so im really hoping its not something big.
Was thinking it could be just crud restricting the oil flow but hopefully someone can shed more light on it maybe
Edit: The noise is still there when the engines warm as well
Edit: Forgot to say it doesnt sound like its coming from the vanos. Oil level is fine with no warning light, it does seem kinda dry in the oil filler hole and cap