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valve noise

> I have an 86 4000CSQ.  When started, it makes a bunch of noise.  SOunds
> like valve clatter.  Problem:  They're hydrauli and non-adjustable.
> So, the problem must lie elsewhere.  It does quit after the engine has
> run for a while.   Any of you geniuses know what this is?  WHat should
> be done?

I also have an 86 4000CSQ, which makes the same noise when started and
for the first 2-3 minutes. It has done since new. I checked with Audi
about this (via the local dealer). They said that this is "normal" for
this car.