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Add a bottle of Lifter Quiet additive to the motor oil. That will take care of it.
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The lifters will stay "pumped" for some time after the engine is first started. Sometimes its so bad the engine won't start (if fully pumped). If the engine won't start, you can cycle the engine by hand and compress the valve springs and let it sit for a time and they will bleed down (a couple at a time then turn 1/4 turn or so and wait again), but the easiest way is to run the engine at zero lash and tighten the rockers to spec. (one CYLINDER at a time) and let the other cylinders run until the miss goes away. When the miss goes away that cylinder will be at adjusted zero and you can move to the next cylinder. The thinner the oil the faster it will stabilize (which means engine hot).

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