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Clacking on start up

On start up engine clacks and clangs as if low on oil
I have checked the oil and it is full
I change my oil every 3000 miles

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  • sveirs Oct 06, 2008

    loud tapping noise
    60000 miles on the odometer


  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is this a pronounced knock or a loud tapping noise?

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This is valve lifter/follower noise, run a can of engine flush Have the pro's do this) through the engine, then change the oil, it might help, but as long as it goes away quickly it will not cause any harm, just annoying.

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