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I have a 460 1.8 1997 when engine is cold sounds like tappets,

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I have a 460 1.8 1997 when engine is cold sounds like tappets, when engine is hot the noise goes away. changed shims improved performance but when cold still making same noise. Could it be hydraulic lifters???
Enes : Hello and welcome to our web page here my name is***** a Certified Volvo Car Expert Mechanic.I'm going to try today to answer your question.
Enes : hydraulic lifters can maje noise at cold as it warms up you get more oil pressure and noise goes away
Enes : You can replace them it wait until you get more problems


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