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It only ticks when i first start it. after it heats up the ticking gose away and the car runs great! i have added the stuff to my oil that is supost to stop the tick... dint work. any ideas??

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Try 5w 30 synthetic oil and some marvel oil. Ticking is likely a lifter...as long as it dosen't get worse, it should be OK the way it is and using oil I said may after time get it to quiet down.(took time to get that way and takes time to get it better) If it does get worse, it will need replacement.

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