Identifying a loud ticking sound coming from diesel engine

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My Name: groundhog2378

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hi i have a citroen c3 hdi 1.4 52 plate diesel ,
i have a loud ticking sound coming from engine and i can see a round thing more towards passenger side of the engine with something plastic looking poping in out the top of it.
i have a video and pictures i dont know how to add them,
im new to this sorry.
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hi please help
citroen c3 2002 diesel 1.4 hdi,loud ticking sound slight loss power at low speed ,
citroen c3 2002 diesel 1.4 hdi,loud ticking sound slight loss power at low speed ,
My Name: groundhog2378

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groundhog2378 wrote:hi please help
ok i think my engine used to have a cover that has been snapped off.
so i think the black thing in the picture is a broken gromet.
i will look at my fuel injectors tomorrow to see how they look.
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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (52)
Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: DV4 16-valve diesel (90 PS)
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Not all of the 8v 1.4HDi engines had covers (like the one that is missing from yours), so I don't think the noise you hear is due to the cover missing/not fitted.

Does the sound from your engine sound like the one in the video of the faulty injector seals:
Chuffing sound from a Citroen 1.4 Diesel engine
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