2002 Sonata GLS 6cylinder with what sounds like a valve tap

Tiny
JAREDSKI
  • 2002 HYUNDAI SONATA
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The car sat for awhile I changed the oil added some lucas and it went away for about 3 months and now its back and I only put maybe like 400 miles on it in those 3 months

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 6:24 PM

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Tiny
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Is it constant? Only on cold start? Does it change in noise level with different rpm/temperature?

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 6:41 PM
Tiny
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Ya it stays there even after car has warmed up and it gets faster with rpm's

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 6:43 PM
Tiny
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You might try a heavier grade oil? Or pull valve cover and inspect for visible defects.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks on that style motor there's no lifters right

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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What motor do you have just to be exact.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 7:07 PM
Tiny
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Pretty sure its the 2.7 6 cyl

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 7:09 PM
Tiny
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DOHC 24valve?

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 7:33 PM
Tiny
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Has hydr lifters directly under cam lobes on top of valve. A single tap could be something else or just 1 bad lifter.

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 8:29 PM
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K thanks

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Friday, April 6th, 2012 AT 9:56 PM
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