RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

Q: My engine is to noisy sound like diesel engine on 1995 Nissan 200SX

Rookie cbe0621eac06868b3efe0d8d1d3611e23c60d3114864ea2ec19a68cfbd3eebab
Sound came from the cylinder head at one side only in the right side
No car image 94a1663db56199c5353592009e34aaa51078a2469bed068bb8d6f0ba43accf97
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Your car has "shim adjusted vale clearance" so it would not be hydraulic lifter noise but could be excess valve clearance noise you hear.
More likely your car has two timing chains,tensioners and guides which are likely to be the problem, get this checked out soon as they can fail and result in very costly repairs.
Camshaft timing chain tensioner block has likely worn through. Your timing chain is likely running metal to metal against the tensioner. Your camshaft timing chain will fail and the sprockets could be damaged if you don't get it fixed right away! Stop driving the car until you can get it repaired!
Didn't find what you were looking for?