Well I thought I would move this to its own thread. Below is what I had posted in "What did you do to your Mini" I copied it hear for those that may not have seen it. "Ok this has been one of those days! I went home between flights to put the R53 in the garage and get the helmet out. This requires moving two other cars. Once I started the Helmet it had a knocking sound coming from the front (passenger)side of the engine. The car has sat for a month so at first I was not worried but I could not get it to go away. I talked to Chad at DT and he said let it idle and maybe it would quiet down after the engine got warm. Perhaps sitting caused one of the oil passages to get blocked. This was the first step he said to try. He gave me some other things it may be if it did not go away after idling. I really appreciate Chads help. I know he is busy, it speaks volumes about him that he helped. I put the Helmet back up and took the poor R53 back to work. I cant believe it is still hanging on. I thought I would put this out and see if anyone here can help. The oil is fresh. I changed it ether before or right after the Dragon. Its changed every 3k. the sound is loudest at the passenger side on the front corner of the engine (by the front grill). I used a screwdriver to find the loud point. I plan on pulling off the valve cover to see what I can find. Any ideas?" "Today I pulled the valve cover off the helmet. I found that all the intake valves snap up when the lob moves off them. the exhaust is smooth. N14 engine........wonder what could be causing sticky intake valves??? Seafoam time"