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It has developed a clicking engine noise on a cold start. After the car has warmed up, the sound goes away. ... Clicking or a sharp tapping from the valve cover on top of the engine would point to a valve train noise. A dull tapping or slapping sound from the side of the engine block would point more toward piston slap.4 Nov 2011

Cold-start engine clicking is a nuisance, not a disaster - StarTribune.com


Posted on Dec 13, 2016

Testimonial: "As you say, sharp noise from tappetcover when cold, silent when hot, thanks, how do i fix it"

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    noel Dec 13, 2016

    sounds like you need to have the tappets reset if thats where the sound could be coming from.or if you have not changed your oil for a very long time then maybe that could be the cause as well.

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a ting sound at the top is a pistion slap.... replace all your pistions posibly over hual the engine.

a dubble knock that gose with rpm but sounds 2 knocks very every fireing of the pistion is a crank bearing..... replace your crank shaft bearings.... all of them b/c metal gose threw an engine extreamly fast and will destroy other beraings. this knock on start up will turn into a knock all the time, then a very louad knock that will end your engines life.

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