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It makes a tapping or knocking noise when you start it,it gets softer but never stop completly.

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It sounds like a hydro tappet and the answer to that is to remove the camcover and check the gap between the cam and rocker and all the inlet should be the same and all the exhaust should be the same Do this before you dig in any further..
What grade oil in engine and when last changed
all this can come in to it as dirty oil will block oil ways in cam or rockers.
let me know how you go . Ron

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The tapping noise could be caused by the hydraulic lifters. As the oil pressure increase in the lifters and the oil becomes thinner as it heats up they will make less noise.

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