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My #7 cylinder is tapping sounds like more than just a lifter issue, so what are my options?

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If it was mine I would go to parts store and get a bottle of LUCKUS comes in a bottle looks like a rear in grease bottle. If this don't work you may have a rod bad or bad main. but the luckus is great best I have seen for things just like that. cost about $8 It is good.


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