Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Milford, PA
Drives: 2015 Sorento EX V6 AWD Ebony Black
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How many miles on the car? Is it low on oil? If it's excess wear, you probably have excess clearance on the solid valve lifters? They're not like hydraulic lifters which adjust automatically, somewhat to take up some slack in your valvetrain. From what I read their are slightly longer replacement solid valve lifters to take up the slack, supposedly available from the Kia parts Dept. in different lengths depending on what you need? But, it is a lot of work to change them. A slightly heavier weight oil, would quiet it down some.
Some previous Hyundai/Kia vehicles: 2002 Santa Fe LX V6 AWD, 2005 Tucson LX V6 AWD, 2010 Tucson GLS 2.4L AWD, 2011 Sportage EX 2.4L AWD, 2015 Sorento Ex V6 AWD