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Lifter noice - A6

In message <349821D0.363@access.digex.net> Kershner Wyatt writes:
> Anyone else have what appears to be valve lifter noise when first
> starting up their 2.8 liter V-6's?  I seem to have a clatter for the
> first second or two upon start up ...

Check the oil filter is the correct one for the car.  Cars with hydraulic 
lifters need oil filters (sometimes erroneously called 'turbo oil filters') 
with anti-drainback valves. 

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club