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I have a Mazda Miata 1997.Some time the lifters make sound specially when its hot weather close or over 25c.

Lifter make noise after 22 degree or hotter weather.

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Check the viscosity of the oil you are using and move up to 30w -50 for the ambient temperature
Mazda engines use a shaft to support the rocker arms and these are prone to wearing out on the under side of the rockers
I would suggest that you have an accredited service shop with experience on you car to check the play in the rocker arms / bushes and shaftys.

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