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Hello, when it is cold in the winter mornings and i start my car there is a noticable tick coming from what sounds to be the engine when i rev it alittle the tick goes away but comes back when the rpms get below 2k. I tried giving it high quality oil, filter, and that engine restorer last oil change and still does it. any help
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I don't know if it is normal, but my kia does the same thing and it does go away once the vehicle is warm. it's a 2001 rio as well
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it usually get a tick when its cold because the oil is down or the oil is to thick and it has to warm up to get lighter. You should run 5w30 all year around. I got that sometimes when the car sat overnight and it was -15 or below outside. But would sit for a day or so.
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This is not normal. I suppose your car has more than 90 000 km. The noise comes from weared hidraulic valve lifters. It is time to replace them to stop the noise.

>Cost is 16 eur PER PIECE plus sealings and work.

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I don't know the equivelent of Km to miles, but my car did it when the first owner had it at 5k miles 15 k miles and still when I got it and still at 56k miles, my point is the car has done it since new. I am currently runnin 5w30 oil in it
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I know on my Matrix any ticking pressent was usually a Vacuum relief valve,
and it'd tick faster as the RPM increased until it was always open. didn't tick as much when the engine warmed up

weither its similar to the Kia -- Im not sure. All I remember is the ticking was MUCH MUCH louder when an aftermarket intake was installed
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how hard would it be to put new lifters in. could i do it myself, and what would they cost rough estimate,.
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It depends of how big enthusiast you are. You should remove all three belts, and both camshafts to replace lifters.

If you feel capable of doing that, then go ahead.

Let us know how did it go.

Lifter costs 16EUR per piece in my country x 16 pieces + new belt + new seals ---

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I think ima try a few things before i tear into the engine as the sound sounds like its coming from the injectors on the back of the engine more than the actual engine and i read it is possible for fi's to be noisy if there dirty or clogged and some are just naturly noisy. The tick the engine was doing i think is just the oil bein alittle too thick so ima use 5-30 to cover that and c if i cant clean those injectors once i find the cleaner and how to properly clean them.
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Do whatever you like, but I am telling you that you are throwing your money away!
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