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I have a 1997 jag xk8 that sounds like it has a noisy hydraulic lifter, is there any additive that works good in helping this?

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You may try adding a engine oil flush follow the instructions on the container if the lifter is blocked that may help but that engine at that model/year suffered with worn nicosyl coated liners which made the engine poor starting/noisy unless it has been reworked with cast liners

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