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    hey guys...


    as some of you are aware my 380 was making that annoying ticking noise that made it sound like it was a diesel. just an update on this, i dropped my car off to mitsubishi this morning to get the part that is causing the ticking noise replaced under warranty. I asked what was causing the problem as im sure some of you may be experiencing the same thing as i am. they said it was the "emission control valve" that has a sticky solenoid which is causing the ticking sound you often hear while the car is idling, or in my case that bad now that you hear it when the radio is off and your taking it easy at 60 which was really starting to give me the shits.


    ill keep everyone updated this afternoon when i go and pick up my car and hopefully it wont be ticking, thanks guys, kif
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    OK. So you have the normal injector ticking noise...

    Is this other noise a lot louder? Must be if you can hear it at 60kmh.
    Does it tick at a certain rate? Like cylinder firing?

    Just mine has now done 118K so I want to listen out for this if it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knotched View Post
    OK. So you have the normal injector ticking noise...

    Is this other noise a lot louder? Must be if you can hear it at 60kmh.
    Does it tick at a certain rate? Like cylinder firing?

    Just mine has now done 118K so I want to listen out for this if it happens.


    At first Mitsu said it was the lifters, then they had another look during a regular service and came back to me saying it was the emission control valve, it started doing it at about 70 thousand and has only gotten louder and louder now sitting on 128 thousand the part has finally come from japan and hopefully sorts the noise out
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    Mines just on 69000k and I've just started to notice a 'ticking' noise at idle. Sounds like the old tappett noise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisv View Post
    Mines just on 69000k and I've just started to notice a 'ticking' noise at idle. Sounds like the old tappett noise?

    thats what i thought, for some reason i have a feeling that this afternoon when i go to pick it up, the part will have been changed and its still going to make the noise. only time will tell but i hope it doesnt fingers crossed
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    Yep, as I've posted elsewhere, my ticking noise is getting louder lately (now on 65,000k), and I'm very interested in your outcome kif.

    Is this a warranty fix or do you have to pay for it?

    KJ.
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    when i i took it to them they said it was warranty as they have known about the problem since it started neary 60 thousand k's ago. there is no way Mitsubishi are getting a cent from me today and they cant say that i dont service it enough cause its up there every 3 months getting another service so they actually know my car there quiet well
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    Mine has done 51000kms and also has a ticking sound. Sounds like a tappet noise, its a little louder after its warmed up. I am also tempted to get them to check it out before November when my warranty expires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue 380 View Post
    Mine has done 51000kms and also has a ticking sound. Sounds like a tappet noise, its a little louder after its warmed up. I am also tempted to get them to check it out before November when my warranty expires.


    good idea, i think fat 380 (alex) is coming this afternoon to pick up my car and then get them to have a look at a few warranty things for him before it runs out. with the warranty i understand that its only 160 k warranty if your the original purcahser, if not its a standard 130 k warranty, correct?
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    I've been thinking mine has been making a different sound on idle, a lot louder etc. I will be interested to find out your outcomes.
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