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1998 996 Engine lifter noise

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Vehicle Information: Model: 996; Year: 1998; Body Type: Coupe; Total Mileage: 41k;

I noticed that on both 996/986 engines, there are several posts on this site regarding problems with ticking valve lifters. One day, the lifter noise was completely undetectible, and my car was running great, then one day, a loud, persistent tick, tick tick, etc, similar to other posts. It is worse sometimes than others, but always gets worse as the car warms up. I do not abuse the car, and this is my 4th Porsche, so I'm not new to this. The car has been dealer serviced mainly, and recently, the MAF sensor/wiring harness was replaced, as well as a major service done. Can valves and lifters be worked on, or is the engine trashed at 41k?Region: GatewayTotal Mileage: 41kCar Use: Street use only

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