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Old 03-24-2009, 09:36 AM   #1
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Boxster ticking/clicking upon acceleration

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Recently, I had a new performance exhaust installed. Then, the car sat for a bit due to reasons beyond my control. Now, a month or so later, I had the power steering hose and the AOS replaced. Now, when I accelerate, there is this slight clicking/ticking noise...it is completely synced up with the gas pedal being pushed in and released.

It is NOT there upon idle -- just acceleration. I have heard it could be a tappets/lifter issue...if so, what is to be done about it?

I also read that it could be an exhaust gasket (which I only considered as the exhaust was replaced recently)

Any help is appreciated.

Rob

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Old 03-24-2009, 11:35 AM   #2
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Isolate the noise first, have someone accelerate the engine and listen around for a point of origin. Iím guessing the new exhaust is louder than the stock system and the noise wasnít there before so itís quite possible the two are related. Only making noise on acceleration (increased pressure in the system) is another giveaway that itís probably an exhaust leak.

If you canít hear the tick, tick, tickÖtry covering the tail pipes causing back pressure and forcing the gases out the leak. Good luck.
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Thanks for the advice -- I agree, I feel the two are related although from the online research it seems as though it could be the hydraulic lifters...dunno.

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