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S90 1998 My lifters are tapping on my S90. What can I do to quiet the lifters? The noise gets pretty loud sometimes. I have added a heavier oil, but they are still noisy.

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If there that noise you better look a little deeper inside engine like oil pump going bad. try some lucas, or stp that might help.

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I would try adding a lifter quiet supstance such as nulon lifter quiet, may or may not be available in your country, 
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However start small and go from the cheapest option up to the dearest.
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Usually this is what the mechanics would- do anyway untill they find the problem.
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