Noise in new head

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Originally Posted by HolyMini
Just replaced the head on the 2002 mini cooper base model. It seems to make a lifter noise on cold starts. The noise fades after warm up but i don't remember a noise like that before. Do you think it could be the hydraulic lifter and if so, can they be adjusted?
The hydraulic lifters in the 2002 MINI Cooper is not adjustable.

Do you know if the cam bearings on the head were line bored? This may have changed the geometry / clearance of the lifters.

I presume you have not changed the viscosity of the engine oil.

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Just replaced the head on the 2002 mini cooper base model. It seems to make a lifter noise on cold starts. The noise fades after warm up but i don't remember a noise like that before. Do you think it could be the hydraulic lifter and if so, can they be adjusted?