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Old 02-06-2001, 09:04 AM
G-Man G-Man is offline
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Location: SW Colorado USA
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lifter noise??

Could it simply be the lifters ticking before they are fully pressurized with oil? "Pinging" generally refers to detonation under load, not something you would hear at start up. Is it more like a light metallic rattle? I have seen changing to the OE manufacturers oil filter cure this. Sometimes the cheapies allow oil to drain back that a premium filter holds allowing quicker pressure upon start up. At any rate a brief rattle at start up on a 20 yr old car shouldn't worry you too much. Good Luck
1995 G320
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