valves clatter at start up on 2002 Dodge Durango

first start up in the morning the valves clatter for 1 or 2 seconds

by in Clarksville, IN on October 27, 2012
4 answers
ANSWER by , October 27, 2012
if they only clatter for 2 seconds I wouldnt worry about it but If your worried about it check your oil pressure when you first start it
ANSWER by , October 27, 2012
I AGREE WITH GOODGUY. ALSO BE SURE TO USE RECOMMENDED SAE OIL AND IT'S HARD TO BEAT WIX OR NAPA GOLD FILTERS! I THINK IT TAKES THE SAME FILTER FOR EITHER ENGINE. BEST TO GIVE ALL INFO ABOUT YOUR VEHICLE THAT YOU KNOW FOR BETTER ANSWERS!
ANSWER by , October 27, 2012
try an oil additive...lucas is good, it lubricates the walls and stays stuck on
ANSWER by , October 28, 2012
How many miles on engine? Along with the other suggestions , timing chain tensioner appears to be hydraulic-- how much slop in the chain? Why is 'Alice In Chains'? DAFFY DUCK FOR PRESIDENT.