Let me know what you findSo I went to the local Toyota dealer where I last had it serviced and asked them to have a listen to give me an opinion but they were insistent on me booking the car in for a proper diagnosis check $150 and didn't even want to walk outside for a quick look and listen. They said they can be noisy and could injectors or fuel line pulsation? They said "A diagnostic check will be $150. Wasn't happy with it but figured since I've been losing sleep over the whole engine tapping thing, I might as well get it checked to get something in writing if they think it's normal. Or if its not normal then what needs to be fixed so I can get it taken care of by the selling dealer while it's still in the warranty.
Hi Stellz996, so i got the teport back from that Toyota dealer and they said the tapping k ocling is not normal and is from somewhere the bottom of the engine and they couldnt hear anything from the top and sounds is internal issue. They told me to take it back to the selling dealer with the report to get it look at and fixed as the boise would only get worse. So i called my selling dealer, told them about it and just dropped it off to them today. They have made a booking for their nearby Toyota dealer to have a look and see later this week. Ive sent the dealer a letter outlining the overall discription and characteristic of the tappig knocking noise with youtube links to the videos i made of the vehicle for their reference just in case they claim they cant replicate or hear it. They said they have forwarded it to management and the nearby Toyota dealer. My concern is the report the toyota dealer gave me only mentions obvious tapping knocking noise and is internal. They didnt write it was ‘abnormal and from bottom of the engine’ so kind of non descript. They said it is because they dont know what is wrong for sure until further investigation through pulling things apart which i would have to take back to selling dealer aince its still under stat warranty. Now for the long wait...just hoping their nearby dealer doesnt fob it off as being ‘normal for sounds across the toyota range’. Crossing my fingers hoping they support the findings of the other Toyota dealer and say yep something isnt right and needs fixing and fixes it. Will update when i know more.Let me know what you find