Can I drive my car if the engine has Hydraulic Lifter Ticking?
September 9, 2013 8:01 PM Subscribe
The "tappets" or hydraulic lifters in my ten-year-old Hyundai Elantra have started making noise. tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap tap.
posted by shipbreaker to travel & transportation (12 answers total)
People tell me to stop driving it completely, to sell it to the junkyard.
But does anyone with experience know, can the vehicle be driven even with the hydraulic lifter ticking?
And when the engine fails completely, how does it fail? Explosion? Leaking oil? Failure to start?
And if you are driving on the highway at 60 miles per hour when the engine finally fails, what happens?