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Old 02-21-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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my car is a 96 with 137,000 miles im going to turbo soon funds and time permitting. my question is this on cold start up i have some pinging and tapping normaly goes away in under a minute what is causing it and is that something that needs to be adressed before it is turboed?? thanks for the help in advance.
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its lifter noise becuase of your HLA's (hydrolic lash adjusters). Not a big deal.

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Its pretty normal though, and should go away once warm oil gets to the head. no worries
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