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This paper presents an analysis of a line of valvetrains in a four-cylinder, four-stroke in-line diesel engine. The method highlighted in this paper predicts the vibration signature together with the prevailing contact conditions and frictional characteristics exhibited in the valvetrain system. This integrated dynamic and tribological investigation provides a practical approach that can be used during the design or the evaluation phase of automotive valvetrain systems.