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Ticking sound. ?????

I have a ticking sound coming right from the valve cover gasket. It only sounds for about 20 seconds iv hade it for a while but sense I fixed my ac compressor it became a lot louder. When I rev the engine its really loud it makes a ticking and rattling sound. So in guessing I have a blown valve or sticky valve some kinda valve problem can some one help me out is it a serious oroblem and could this cause a cylinder to misfire

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You will get some good advice here but there may be many variables to consider.
If it were me I would immediately do these quick easy steps to help eliminate and erase some confusing factors so you can move forward with less questions in the back of your mind.-
Seafoam the hell out of the upper intake, pcv intake, and gas tank. Replace with new plugs again. And believe it or not, double check its not a vibration from the clutch cable fork connection underneath that's notorious for sounding like valve tapping believe it or not. But anyway, cleaning up with Seafoam and new plugs helps in the diagnosis.
Good luck.

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