Last post on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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#1 of 5 06 quest noisy tappets
Feb 29, 2012 (6:31 pm)
My Wifes van leaks engine oil toward the passenger side, and it sounds like one or two tappets make noise when first started. The noise goes away after about 5 min.
Is this in fact a tappet issue? How difficult are they to change? How much are they?
Any insight on the oil leak?
Both of these issues started close to the same time, right around 100,000 miles. It now has 108,000.
Thanks for the help
#2 of 5 Re: 06 quest noisy tappets [2006quest]
Mar 16, 2012 (12:34 pm)
I would get that checked out IMMEDIATELY. There have been reports of oil leaks/burning with this V6 engine which can lead to timing chain problems ($$$). For more information, do an internet search on "Nissan V6 oil leaks".
#3 of 5 Re: 06 quest noisy tappets [dtownfb]
Mar 17, 2012 (9:01 am)
Thanks dtownfb. I'm on it. One thing I noticed was the problems people were having with the timing chain tensioners and the noise associated with them. None of the complaintants mentioned the noise quieting down after a few minutes. Got anything?
#4 of 5 Re: 06 quest noisy tappets [2006quest]
Mar 19, 2012 (9:19 am)
Some Quest owners have reported the noise at certain RPMs as well. I think if it gets to the point where the noise is constant, then you are looking at an expensive repair. I would avoid that at all costs.
Hopefully the oil leak can be repaired inexpensively. In the meantime, I would make sure the oil level stay at the full mark by adding oil.
I had to deal with an "oil burner" with my 200o0 Olds Intrigue. I carried a 5 gallon jug of Walmart Super-tech oil in my trunk to add in between oil changes. I really don't miss that car.
#5 of 5 Re: 06 quest noisy tappets [2006quest]
Mar 19, 2012 (10:26 am)
Read through this forum about an oil leak from the oil cooler: http://questdriver.com/node/620#comment-3970
Evidently it's a simple fix. This could be the same problem you are having.