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First start in the morning i hear like a valve noise for about 2 min then it goes away

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Likely a sticking lifter...Usually not a really big deal...If you have not changed oil recently, do it. Add some Marvel oil during change...it usually will help. (takes a while though...needs to disolve stuff that took a long time to build up)

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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