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Tapping sound on Mitsubishi Montero 2000

I recently bought a used 2000 Mitsubishi Montero with 114,000 miles. For the first 2 or 3 weeks, everything was fine. Now, when I start it, if it's sat overnight, it seems to tap for the first minute, then goes away. If I start it after sitting only a few hours since driving, it doesn't do it. Someone said I should be using synthetic oil, and I don't know what oil was used at the change. The dealer did it after I bought it, and this is also the time the tapping seemed to start. Please, any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

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Nothing to much to worry about.this is quite normal to many ingines. it may be gum build up, making a valve or piston ring stick. inexpensive first thing to try, run some engine restorer in the oil, one that say s it removes cabon and gum from engine, like wynns.follow instructions on can. you will see all the crud come out of the oil when you drain it.

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Testimonial: "I tried what you suggested, but it didn't seem to help. I guess I won't worry too much about it, since it stops after about a minute. Thank you!"


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