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Hi guys. 07 Elise...2ZZ engine. I am beginning to hear a slight alve train clatter or tick until it warms up. Any common causes known?
 

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Yeah I was afraid maybe cam. Odd though that it clears up when warm. Any gaskets or anything I should have on hand to perform the inspection?
 

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It can be the timing chain. They can go bad, but something that can cause it to chatter is low oil pressure. You can add a little more oil and see if it goes away. The tensioner is not hard to replace. I am pretty sure I did mine with clam on....from the bottom of the car.

EDIT: Let me clarify. The timing chain is the loud obvious rattle that occurs when the engine first starts up. If its just a light ticking, that would be something else.
 
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