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#1 SLCGL-10

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:20 PM

So today after I got off of work the gl-10 started clicking from the engine on the drivers side sounds like a lifter, could I have used to thin of oil ? I used 5w30 of mobil 1 full sythetic.... the engine has had all the gaskets and seals done along with all new belts no longer than a year ago.... figured I might ask if any ones. Had this problem with there gl also the blinker will work from time to time sometimes just stay solid or not work at all or work for 1 or 2 blinks than off. ... any advice?

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#2 grossgary

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:55 PM

should not be oil related.
was the oil pump positively resealed with the engine work?
it's never ticked before and has had regular oil changes?

i would replace the oil pump next.

my typical order of addressing this:

1. reseal the oil pump
2. replace the oil pump with a new one
(sometimes i just skip step one so as to save time)

i've never seen those two steps not cure this issue on a normal EA/ER engine so I've never had to go further except once but that was on a vehicle that was driven thousands of miles on a blown headgasket and run hot numerous times. it had two seized HLA's that would not compress in a vice.

if steps 1 & 2 above didn't work next step would be to reseal the cam carriers and clean, rebuild, or replace the HLA's.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 12:09 AM

Yes it was re-sealed
I change the oil every 3000 miles since I've had it

Ill check it tomorrow and replace the oil pump ill keep it updated!
Thanks for the help !

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:31 AM

if you can do the work yourself it's fairly simple to just swap in a positively known good used oil pump or a new one. if you want the car another significant length of time I go with a new oil pump, it's well worth it since I've seen a new pump solve this issue many times.

harder decision when you have to pay a mechanic to do it.

the owner/admin of the subaruxt.com forum had an XT6 that was ticking, he resealed it 3 times and it came back every time. i mailed him a pump - and it hasn't ticked since. he's got a thread about it (or multiple) on the xt forum and that has been common experience for me, that's why i mailed a new pump for his car....i figured it would work and it did.

good luck.

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:39 AM

Thanks grossgary! I work at napa balkamp the warehouse in salt lake city,utah for napa auto parts so ill order it first thing Monday it snowed on me today ha but is it bad to be driving on the ticking sound ? Will it mess anything up ?

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 05:57 PM

Maybe you should switch to 10w 30. Although 5w30 is a recommended oil (for coldest climates), but at the same time, the FSM states that 5w30 is inappropriate for sustained high speed driving.

the hart in the fsm describes use of 5w30 for climate at 0 deg F or colder.

10w30 and 1w40 are charted for -10 deg to 100 def F

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

Just cured Ben's ticking by replacing his oil pump. I drove for approximately 10,000 miles with the lifters ticking, sometimes REALLY LOUDLY. I could hear the car coming from 2 blocks away occasionally when the GF was driving. Long story short, 10,000 miles of that, put in a new oil pump and the car sounds good as new. In my experience with the tick, don't sweat it. I just wouldn't do a lot of high speed highway driving, but in terms of just using your car, it's gonna be loud, but it's not causing any long term damage, just a short term (until you fix it) gas mileage / performance hit.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:21 AM

Maybe you should switch to 10w 30. Although 5w30 is a recommended oil (for coldest climates), but at the same time, the FSM states that 5w30 is inappropriate for sustained high speed driving.

the hart in the fsm describes use of 5w30 for climate at 0 deg F or colder.

10w30 and 1w40 are charted for -10 deg to 100 def F

EA82 turbo according to 1988 xt fsm


I'm going to change to 10w30 once I change the oil pump Monday evening after work

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 03:24 AM

Just cured Ben's ticking by replacing his oil pump. I drove for approximately 10,000 miles with the lifters ticking, sometimes REALLY LOUDLY. I could hear the car coming from 2 blocks away occasionally when the GF was driving. Long story short, 10,000 miles of that, put in a new oil pump and the car sounds good as new. In my experience with the tick, don't sweat it. I just wouldn't do a lot of high speed highway driving, but in terms of just using your car, it's gonna be loud, but it's not causing any long term damage, just a short term (until you fix it) gas mileage / performance hit.


Lol geezus that's a long while to get that problem fixed 10,000 miles crazy it didn't F*** anything up.... I'mnot gonna risk anything with the ea82t so that shizz is gettin fixed asap, from reading/searching about things heard these engines are crap....swappin it out in march or april :banana:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:49 PM

Lol geezus that's a long while to get that problem fixed 10,000 miles crazy it didn't F*** anything up.... I'mnot gonna risk anything with the ea82t so that shizz is gettin fixed asap, from reading/searching about things heard these engines are crap....swappin it out in march or april :banana:


if you are swapping out the engine in a few months, it isn't even worth touching the oil pump just because of the TOD. it isn't going to harm anything, just gets annoying at times

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

if you don't swap out the pump because you plan on doing a motor swap, you could sell the new oil pump to me. my loyale needs a new one

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 01:44 PM

if you are swapping out the engine in a few months, it isn't even worth touching the oil pump just because of the TOD. it isn't going to harm anything, just gets annoying at times


I don't wanna have to here it is all and would like the motor as a spare in the future and I will sell you the one I'm throwing in or order you one ffrom my work at discounted price

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:44 PM

I don't wanna have to here it is all and would like the motor as a spare in the future and I will sell you the one I'm throwing in or order you one ffrom my work at discounted price


how much is discounted?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

I will let you know as soon as I find out when I get back to work

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:17 PM

I will let you know as soon as I find out when I get back to work


any luck on finding out the pricing for the oil pump?

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:23 PM

It is not available at napa so I bought one from auto zone and waiting for it to ship to me .... but mean while I've did some diagnostics and I blew the head gaskets again. Ordered the new kit from work and is being done tomorrow

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:26 AM

Lol geezus that's a long while to get that problem fixed 10,000 miles crazy it didn't F*** anything up.... I'mnot gonna risk anything with the ea82t so that shizz is gettin fixed asap, from reading/searching about things heard these engines are crap....swappin it out in march or april


Yeah, desperate times call for desperate measures lol, the car was needed every day without fail, and money was super tight so no way to get a garage to do it quick (not that I would trust one to do so anyway). it took a couple of months until the gf/s semester ended at school before I could take the car off the road and tear into it.
For this reason though, I can assure you that driving with a T.O.D. will not do anything harmful to your engine except hurt economy/performance. It will also make people look at you when you drive by 99 percent of the time. and occasionally they will even inform you that it sounds like your car is running with no oil, which is when you get to tell them that you heard that running a car with no oil makes it last longer and smile and drive away :)

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:27 PM

which is when you get to tell them that you heard that running a car with no oil makes it last longer and smile and drive away :)


And the best part is its coming from a car that's 25 years old:banana:!!!




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