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anyone else hear the valves clakety clanking on cold start for about 30 seconds?
 
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Perfectly normal, only an issue if the noise persists.
 

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It is normal especially if the car has been sitting for a long period. It takes some time for the oil to fully lubricate the heads on a cold start.
 
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Isn’t that sound the high pressure fuel pump?
 

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He stated that is only on cold start and lasts 30 secs
 
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Mine does have the same thing and I thought it was the fuel pump building pressure
 
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It is normal especially if the car has been sitting for a long period. It takes some time for the oil to fully lubricate the heads on a cold start.
I've heard of this before in other vehicles, just haven't heard it in any of my vehicles for at least ten years
 

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