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How do you make engine valve tapping stop?


I was told my oil level was low, and even after an oil change and normal oil levels, it still mak the tapping noise. Is there anything I can do (short of a new engine) that will make the tapping noise stop???

 

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    Lisadroz 5 years ago

    Thank you for your reply.... It's a 2004 Infiniti FX-35. A 3.5Liter v6 double overhead cam. It's def tapping not knocking (according to the Infiniti dealership). I guess it's time for a new car?? :(. It's so nice not having a car payment.


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    cardoctor2 7 months ago

    Dear Rich Kelly.

    As a mechanic, and one who trains them in car repair practices, from that background, use of additives do fix cars! Where sludge, caused sticking, blocks oil delivery to lifters, holds valves open are chemical repairs of additives.


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Best ways to end engine valve sticking tapping noise safely

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