Hi, some may remember I had a problem with the oil vacating the engine through the crankcase breather. I followed the various tips I got on the forum, blew through all the oilways with compressed air, found that the washer in the oil pressure regulator had been put in the wrong way and put everything back together. It now keeps all its oil inside, both when running and afterwards. Starts easily, idles and responds nicely. However, when under load there is a persistent ticking noise which follows the increase in revs, like there is a very large valve clearance gap on one valve - which is not the case. The noise disappears when easing off on the throttle. Any ideas? Should I just use it as is or is this an indication of some imminent failure?
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