2001 Chevrolet Silverado valve tapping

Tiny
MNO22165
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 291,000 MILES
Ok, I've tired all the bandage remedies like removing the valve covers and flushing the valves with b-12, flushing the engine with engine flush to no avail, so how do I fix the problem. On cold start valve are real loud after about 2 -3 second it use to go away, then 2-3 mins, but now it take about 5-10 mins of driving before the tapping go away. So how do I fix it do I have to have the motor rebuilded.
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 AT 1:37 PM

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Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC II
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THIS WAS AN ANSWER I GAVE A FEW YEARS AGO, SEE "MY ANSWER" IN THIS LINK

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/1997-ford-explorer-engine-noise

UNLESS YOUR TAPPET(S) IS DAMAGED, MY SUGGESTIONS IN THE LINK MAY WORK FOR YOU, THEY HAVE FOR ME AND OTHERS

RETURN HERE WITH ANY MORE QUESTIONS, OR SOME GOOD NEWS!

YOU MAY SEE A DIFFERENCE SOON

THE MEDIC
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Sunday, October 26th, 2014 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Okay, is this the correct miles on this engine? Have you checked oil pressure?
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Sunday, October 26th, 2014 AT 7:27 PM

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