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Hello and welcome.
What you’re hearing is the cam and valve lash ticking or tapping from lack of engine oil. It is normal for an engine that has been sitting for a while. It takes time (minutes) for the oil pump to pump the oil from the oil pan thru the oil gallery. The Tiburon has a hydraulic valve lash adjusters (HLA). Therefore there is no maintenance on the valve lash adjustment. I would advise you to get an engine oil change first with 5w-30 castrol GTX oil and filter. Also the timing belt and water pump needs to be changed.
I think it will be worth while to fix it up.
How much do you think it would be?
Okay and then how much is a wheel bearing and a tune up?
Okay, but you don't think the engine is shot? I guess that's the main thing. I don't want to buy it and have it be the engine.. i can't afford to buy a new engine.
k, oh i just found this. this is exactly what it sounds like. the ticking...
maybe that'll help
okay. so don't bother fixing it? i guess when there is that much to fix, it's not a good deal anymore.
okay. wow thank you so much for your help
you have. thanks again! have a good night :)
k i will