Re: Read please Lifters or Rod ?
My 1994 VR4 I used to have did pretty much the same thing. It sounded just like that. Installing 3rd gen lifters cured the issue.
1999VR4: 1 piece cfds, 3sx solid motor mounts, solid shifter linkage bushings, 3sx downpipe with both pre cat deletes, main cat delete, M2 exhaust, K&N FIPK, dejon y-pipe, 3sx stainless pre turbo intake pipes, msd plug wires, ngk plugs, greddy rz bov, Megan coilovers, 3sx adjustable rear control arms, 3sx stainless brake lines, slotted/drilled rotors, 18x9.5 XXR 522 gold wheels.