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The engine is tapping very loadly when its started and when it drives

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Either you have low oil and your lifters are making noise or you have a bad rod or crank bearing. I would have a reliable auto center check it out before you are stranded somewhere.

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Sounds to me to be a bad lifter. Which is your valve hitting your valve cover. to be sure of this feel your valve covers while running making your hands are out of the way of you belts. if you feel a tap that can comfirm what i am saying

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