Engine knock between 1500 to 2000 RPM

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 106790
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)

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Hey guys. I have a citroen c3 1.4 petrol. Done 106799 miles. Now I am getting a knock from the engine between 1500 - 2000 RPM. It sounds like it's coming from the top of the engine but not 100% sure. I tried using premium fuel and redeex fuel but no difference. I had replaced the spark plugs around 10k miles ago used NGK copper electrode once. ( tried uploading a video but it says invalid file extension)
Can you'll please guide me on what this can be.
Thanks a million. :)

Update. Thanks for the reply I managed to upload the video on youtube the link is .
https://youtu.be/BKCC7I4G3-E
Thanks again
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Shanerdesouza wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:58 pm Hey guys. I have a citroen c3 1.4 petrol. Done 106799 miles. Now I am getting a knock from the engine between 1500 - 2000 RPM. It sounds like it's coming from the top of the engine but not 100% sure. I tried using premium fuel and redeex fuel but no difference. I had replaced the spark plugs around 10k miles ago used NGK copper electrode once. ( tried uploading a video but it says invalid file extension)
Can you'll please guide me on what this can be.
Thanks a million. :)
Hi Shanerdesouza

you have to upload the video to youtube and then link to it here with the 'youtube' tags (or just paste the youtube link and a moderator will convert it for you)
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Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
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It sounds very 'tappety'.

Is there any oil in the engine?
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My Name: Shanerdesouza

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Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 106790
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)

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Arfur Dent wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:59 pm It sounds very 'tappety'.

Is there any oil in the engine?
Yes there is oil in the engine.
Also, I did an oil change around 4 k mile ago.
Oil used - Castrol magnetic 10w- 40 fully synthetic.
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Did you do the oil change before the noise started or after.
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Oil used - Castrol magnetic 10w- 40 fully synthetic.
Castrol magnetic is a semi (or part) synthetic, not fully. But that doesn't matter, it just makes the oil changes more frequent.

I would still like to know the oil services previous to this and if the sound happened before you changed the oil.
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My Name: Shanerdesouza

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Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2005 (05)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 106790
Trim Level: Desire
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Engine name: TU3 (75 PS)

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Arfur Dent wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:59 pm
Oil used - Castrol magnetic 10w- 40 fully synthetic.
Castrol magnetic is a semi (or part) synthetic, not fully. But that doesn't matter, it just makes the oil changes more frequent.

I would still like to know the oil services previous to this and if the sound happened before you changed the oil.
I did the first oil change when I bought the car at around 97600 miles. (at that time there was no sound at all)
The next oil change was done at around 102700. ( a little before this oil change is when I heard that a knock was coming)
The car is now at around 106800 miles.
I cant really tell if the noise has increased since I heard it or it's still the same. If at all it has increased, it's by a very small amount.

The same type of oil was used for both oil changes.

Did not get any service history with the car so I dont know about the previous oil changes.( before 97k)

Thanks again :)
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