Engine tapping

Tiny
ZXJ24
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  • 2000 SUBARU OUTBACK
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 106,000 MILES
Hello I have outback 2000 2.5 automatic. 106,000 miles. I started hearing a tapping noise coming from engine compartment a while ago. It is becoming more annoying now. Before I guess I would only hear it on cold days when engine was cold. Lately louder tapping comes from the engine and doesn’t go away when engine warms up. I changed the oil today and thought that may help but no difference. I opened the hood and I can say the tapping come from top of the engine and I think it is centrally located, when I accelerate the throttle, the tapping accelerates as well, although at high RPM cannot say if it is still tapping, although engine sounds good at high RPM.

Wonder if someone can advice what goes bad in my car and whether it is serious.

Thanks for your time.
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 8:39 PM

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Tiny
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Sounds like a valve lifter problems
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 9:09 PM

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