I also hear a tapping sound when starting my car engine first in the morning, but the noise subsides after the car warms up, what could possible be wrong with it?

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Asked by Aug 31, 2015 at 11:44 AM

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My car is a Mazda Millenia 2000, please anyone know what is the problem here?

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If you are not having any issues, this can be normal. Sticky lifters, there are additives to add to your oil to help quiet them down. Go to a parts store to see what they recommend for this.

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Another thing is your rocker arms for the valves may need to be adjusted, the noise is going away as it warms up metal grows with heat.

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Make sure that you have the correct weight oil in the engine (5W-30, 10W-30, etc.) and type (Conventional, Synthetic Blend, Synthetic). Check your owners manual to be sure. Try a different brand of oil filter as well. But as Rowefast said, it could be normal. HTH. -Jim

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Thanks all! I will definitely check it out with a parts store what kind of additives or oil grade is recommended.

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You're welcome. Glad to help. -Jim

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