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Tick tick tick

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I'm worried.

300 miles into my brand new F56 cooper petrol and I've been largely driving with a heavy right foot (regularly up to the redline at traffic lights). Great fun.

Completely absent from my mind was any kind of running in procedure!

I noticed today (and it could have been like this since I got it) te engine sounds very noticeably ticky ie tick tick tick sound that goes as you rev it. It could have been like that since day 1 and I am being paranoid - I'd be interested if anyone else has it?

Have I permanently damaged my baby?
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Direct Injection vehicles make that tick tick tick is the injectors.
If you can hear it when you are driving, take your foot of the throttle and the noise will stop, as no fuel goes to the injectors then.

That's why it's better to go down hills in gear, not in neutral as that keeps the engine running by injecting petrol.
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