Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: East TN.
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
06 RAV4 I-4, noisey tappets?
Coming up on the 35k scheduled maintenance and I'm thinking of letting the dealer do the oil & filter change and check out a few things before the bumper to bumper expires at 36K.
I've only three concerns I'd like checked out.
1) Floppy drivers side visor.
2) re-flash the ECM. (intermittently hessitates on cold exceleration w/AC on).
3) check out what I consider to be somewhat loud tappet-like noise at idle.
I noticed what I consider to be somwwhat loud tappet noise since new but thought it would go away with breakin. It hasn't.
I mainly only notice it after it's warmed up and either idling in the garage or when next to a solid wall like at the drive through window at a fast food resturant.
The engine has plenty of power and makes no unusual sounds at higher rpm, only at idle in confined spaces.
I do my own scheduled maintenance every 5K miles and use OEM oil filters and Mobile 1 5w20 oil.
In any case, this could be normal for these engines but I'm not sure.
Does anyone else hear a slight tapping-like noise in their I4 engine at idle under similar conditions?