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Top end rattle sounds like sticking shim only started since fitting aftermarket exhaust imm after fitted new gaskets to manifold still the same

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You may need different shims in there, and changing the exhaust may have effected the exhaust valves and the pressures in the cylnder. Have the valve clearances checked out and check the springs as well.

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