Originally Posted by ni8shadow
Did your SA mention any potential damage that might have occurred had you not had them fix it? I'm taking my car in this weekend and wonder if they will do all that the first time I take it in. Ticking is on and off.
The lifter tick wont cause any damage to your motor. Dont sweat it.
An occasional ticking or rattling noise from the HVA elements may occur during cold engine starts or frequent short distance driving.
In these situations, the HVA elements may not yet have been supplied with sufficient amounts of air-free oil. This condition will not cause any damage to the engine, and usually remedies itself with a longer driving distance or operating times at full operating temperature.