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    My Valves have been tapping ever since I've replaced the timing belt. About 2 yrs ago. My timing belt had a couple of missing teeth. Anyway My truck's valves tap for anywhere from 8 to 15 miles down the road then tey quiet down. I have no power loss. But it does seem to help if I run Midgrade gas. Whats the best way to address this issue short of having the head rebuilt or replaced?
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    You need to figure out witch ones are tapping first. It's probably needing to just replace a couple of the hydraulic adjusters. First check your timing. The gas thing makes me say that.
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    Run a bottle of redline synthetic fuel treatment through with a tank of gas to clean out the carbon in the cylinders, then check the intake and exhaust manifolds bolts for tightness. My Dad's 88 2.6 pinged like that until I got the carbon out of it and tightened everything down. Also check the egr valve for carbon in the tracks of the intake
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