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Old 01-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Gonna look at a 96 this week, add says it has "BP valve tick" what is this? He said to look it up on the boards if your unfamiliar with it. Add says it harmless...
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Welcome!

This should be a good starting point.

https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...-valves-50750/
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I'm guessing HLA is hydraulic lifter arm?
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I'm guessing HLA is hydraulic lifter arm?
Close... Hydraulic Lash Assembly

My understanding is the 1.6 has HLAs, and the 1.8 has a solid puck w/bucket
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90-97 has HLAs
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So it's a hydraulic lifter?
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If it don't tick something is wrong with it...

However, listen to it and use common sense to determine if the tick is acceptable.
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If it don't tick something is wrong with it...

However, listen to it and use common sense to determine if the tick is acceptable.
Word, thanks guys. Hope this works out. It's the third or fourth miata I've looked at.
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