2003 Ford Explorer clatter from valve drive

Tiny
JMPOPP
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  • 2003 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 17,000 MILES
Overheated the motor and had the cyl heads rebuilt (warped). Reinstalled the heads and it started fine and runs smooth. But there is a clatter coming from inside the valve covers near the timing chain area. I have run it for two hours now and it's not getting any quieter. The chains are tight and looked good when reassembling it. Good oil pressure. The dealer says I need a new motor. I don't need a motor, I just need to fix the immediate noise problem. Your help is appreciated.
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 8:39 AM

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Tiny
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Have you tried adjusting the rocker arms?
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 10:27 AM

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