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Yes. I’m not sure it could have been prevented by double checking the lifters, but I have one that is intermittently noisy on start up (I get a tapping noise once it gets close to operating temperature). I’ve tried some things to manipulate it (lower weight oil, using Justice Brothers products, etc), but it persists. It’s more annoying now than anything, but I’ve resisted pulling the manifold due to the fact that it works so well otherwise. And I can get it to stop pretty quickly by just getting it up to speed. It’s one of the #8 cylinder lifters, so I don’t know if it’s the area that gets oil last, or what the deal is. So I’d suggest just a good visual inspection of each lifter, each bore, and each push rod (especially after you’ve torqued your rocker arms down, check to see that the push rods are aligned, I had to do some minor tweaking there as mine were a little off center on a few holes in the head), and then follow instructions carefully on installation and pre-lubricate well.

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