Hey guys. This is my first rover so i am trying to see what is normal and acceptable in these engines. I have a 2009 HSE. It has a slight tick that sounds a lot like lifter noise. Is this a normal thing for these trucks?
Not sure on an 09 or 08, but if it's a direct injection engine they tend to have a bit of a ticking noise due to the high pressure fuel pump that's feeds the high pressure fuel injectors. My 07 isn't and I don't hear any ticking noises. I would just make sure the oil is changed regularly and if the noise gets any worse have an ASE certified mechanic ( master preferred) who has experiance with European cars look into it. I deal with a lot of euro cars at my shop on a daily basis and a lot of them nowadays are direct injection. It could be anything from lifter noise to a timing chain tensioner issue or a timing chain guide that has broken. Just be sure to have it checked if it gets worse, I learned the hard way on my wife's Q7 that a minor rattle could be a big issue?