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Hi i have a 1989 dodge ram 50 4x4 truck with the 2.6 and when i start the truck up cold i get a ticking noise from the top of the engine. i hear a loud click like a releaf vaulve when i first start it every thing goes away once the engine is warm im running 10w-30 mobile oil. i have tried 5w-30 synthetic with no luck. i hear people talking about adding a qt of atf. to clean things up?? any help would be great thanks Tom

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Iy is either that or your valves need adjusting, I use Quacker 10-40w

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