Nothing? Mine's been doing this for some time now, similar description to yours, early morning etc. I've changed water pump, both tensioners, both belts, idlers, etc. Just busted her out for the first time this year and it sounds horrible. Nothing takes the coolness out of the exhaust like that. I haven't started it without belts to see if it makes that noise.
Been reading around and see a lot of instances pointing to a bad lifter. How big of a job is correcting that?
Last edited by Space; 04-19-2015 at 07:40 PM.