If the 4 barrel kicking in makes the lifters sound like they're rattling I would suspect a pinging / pre-ignition issue.
If a lifter / rocker is rattling constantly it's more likely a stuck lifter than a loosened adjustment nut.
96 T/A, Black/Graphite Leather, T-Tops, 6 speed, 10 speaker Delco/Bose "Monsoon"
Original owner, 195k miles and counting.
Total engine rebuild at 187,020 miles. AIR delete, bored .030 over.
Comp cams Xtreme Energy LT1 266HR-14 street cam and springs.
Custom leather interior at 190k miles. Total repaint 193k Miles
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