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Engine noise there is a noise sounds like a rattle sound coming form the engine just underneath the valve cover what are the possibilities and can we do it ourselves what would be involved also notice oil inside of sparkplug ports on first 2 of 4

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    Sounds like it is internal, possible valve issue?

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Sounds like stuck lifters....check oil and make sure that it is filled to full and make sure the color is good (not dark/black)....unfortunately lifters are pretty expensive new...but before you go replacing them know that this is pretty common...have a mechanic make sure though...as far as the oil in the spark plug ports.....that would be your valve cover gasket......easy fix.....50 bucks tops if you do it yourself.....which I highly recommend considering the ease of the job. Also check the spark plugs....chances are due to the oil you've had a couple misfires depending on bad your oil is leaking and they may be damaged....if so replace them

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