Originally Posted by bill buttermore
Sounds like a lifter. Usually it'* because the lifter is stuck. When that is the case, a product like CD2 oil additive might free it up and quiet it. I have a really loud lifter tick in my VW that was quieted in 5 miles with the stuff. I add a bottle with each oil change.
I do seem to recall my mechanic telling me that it had some 'lifter noise' and that other mechanics would try to get me to replace them, but 'not to worry about it'. this must be the noise he was referring to.
so thats what i'll do.... 'not worry about it' i will try some CD2 with my next oil change
thanks for the help