Knock At 700-1200 RPM only when warm

Tiny
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96 Pontiac Trans am LT1 V8 138,000

Yeah, Uh Put a screw driver to the valve covers, nothing,
Put A ear to the water pump, nothing. Started really recently, and only when warm. I can her it under the car, I can hear it from the center of the top of the engine. No Hard thud from Main Bearings, No little snap of flex plate. Just Bought used. Could it be the state of tune? Um ran it outa gas but pulled and checked the pump, it's ok. Filters all new. Runs smooth, same power. Really no text book answer works. PS Im broke so keep it cheap.
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Saturday, December 2nd, 2006 AT 11:52 PM

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Tiny
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Well Hard To Say. Most People Are Pretty Much Callin Up The Doctor And Sayin Hey My Legs Not Acting Right Whats Wrong With It. Nothing To Go By how Can You Give An Answer. If Its A Knock That Sounds Like More Like A Bearing To Me. Not Being Rude.
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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Naw, Bearings thud more than anything. I really think it's a fuel quality problem. The only other thing is I need to know if a accessory such as a exhaust pulse valve or egr could cause a knock. Or, does anyone know if center mount cams can tap steadily or bearings tap as a specific cylinder fires? And the only tsb's I am aware of are cool start problems. A knock only at warm idle sounds like somethings loose maybe. Do lt1s have lifters trouble. It might be a lifter not adjusting. But what? Can my tranny or exhaust tap so loud but be quiet otherwise? Could it be a mount? The tranny shifts and hesitates when put from D to R. I checked the plugs and they are worn but ok. I really need an answer from a Chevy expert. PS it doesn't throw a code.
I cleaned up the vacuum leaks, and restarted everything by pulling the battery. And filled up with 91. Poured in mystery oil in case it was lifters
Anyone Really know LT1's
PS You Shouldn't answer unless you have something helpful to say. If the problem was in the data stream or obvious like rod knock Id not ask.
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Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 AT 9:11 PM

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