Planet-9 Porsche Forum banner

1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Newbie ....clueless as to what this is caused by.
i started the car and thought it was about to explode. I’ve seen many write ups about engine ticking but this can’t be what they are referring to...2007 Cayman base with no modifications ,no CEL had this experience? Was it timing chain tensioners ? Hydraulic lifters?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
It sounds like a valve to me, however I can tell you from experience if you have a loose spark plug it will make noises similar to a stuck valve but that's mighty loud for a loose plug. you never know though, if you're mechanically inclined it's easy to check for FREE. Also, make sure your oil level is on spec, it's unlikely to be related but it only takes a second to check. The more I listen the more I'm confident it's a valve, the key giveaway is the cadence changes with the RPM's.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top