I've owned a few classic fast Fords in the dim and distant past, but not for a couple of decades.
Anyhoo, a pensioner from my village has asked me to sell his 1994 1.3 Fiesta Sapphire (this is not a sales pitch), due to health reasons he's had to give up driving.
After taking his cherished Fiesta for a test drive I instantly noticed a 'tapping noise' from the engine, thankfully not a knocking sound. Otherwise the car seems mechanically sound.
Could anyone give any indication what the tapping sound could be? Obviously it's the tappets but not sure if that engine has an overhead cam or not.
Any pointers and advice would be appreciated.
Thank you, PP.