Gotta 1989 G reg 440 with 1.7 manual petrol engine. The old lady starts fine\nand runs well. When starting a journey there is often a clicking sound\ncoming from the engine bay. It is a rapidly repeated and irregular clicking\nsound, rather metallic. It isn't always there at the start of a journey and\nlasts only a minute or so. It happens when the car is moving, still or in\nneutral.\n\nMethinks that it sound like a relay but seems to be coming from the middle\nof the engine bay rather than the right hand side where the relays and fuses\nare. The indicators and wipers work o.k.\n\nAny ideas will be appreciated. I have tried running the engine and leaping\nout of the car and opening the bonnet to locate the source of the clicking\nbut fid it difficult to identify where it is coming from. Could it be a\ndeath watch Beetle sending a Morse code message to the scrapyard????