2005 Hyundai Accent Valve taps

Tiny
HOTROD43055
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  • 2005 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 104,000 MILES
The car will start tapping until the engine warms up, it will slowly quiet itself, I will let the car just warms up before driving. Can this valve be adjusted?
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 AT 3:22 PM

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Tiny
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What is the temps in your area? What weight oil is being used? Is the oil clean and full? How long does it take for the sound to stop?
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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I live in Ohio temps been getting really cold like -double digits, I run synthetic oil with Lucas oil treatment, oil checks full, will tap for roughly 15 mins plus or minus. In warm weather weather I would say 5 minutes. Car got 104,000 miles.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 AT 4:11 PM
Tiny
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As long as you are using 5w30, that should be fine. The Lucas, however, does thicken the oil a bit, but in warm weather, you shouldn't hear it.

Since it goes away, it sounds like you have a couple lifters that collapse and then take time to pump up. If the sound never went away, then I would think adjustment would be a possible fix.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
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Ok Thanks When I get the oil change tire discounters uses the 5w30 oil, it just started doing this in the last 20,000 miles.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2015 AT 3:54 PM

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