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Sounds like a sticky lifter
Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:10 PM
Posted 27 October 2013 - 07:52 PM
If you have used several different filters and the noise is constant through all of them it could be a problem with the lifter, or the oil passage in the rocker shaft or rocker arm could be partially clogged.
Another thing to check is the bolts that hold the rocker shaft assembly to the head. Make sure they're tight.
Edited by Fairtax4me, 27 October 2013 - 07:54 PM.
Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:03 PM
Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:09 PM
You might try Marvels, but the effects will likely only be temporary.
My 96 lets me know its almost time to change the oil by doing exactly this. It starts clicking about 2500 miles in. I change the oil soon after (Valvoline maxlife and purolator or hastings filter) and have another 2500 noise free miles. Started doing that around 180k, still turning strong now at 227k.
Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:21 PM
Posted 27 October 2013 - 08:40 PM
Posted 27 October 2013 - 09:36 PM
Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:15 AM
I swear by 10w 30. I believe 5w30 is for climates consistently below freezing. 5w30 is thin in my opinion. I suppose you can swtih to 10w30 and see if that changes anything. Otherwise, the lifters are not difficult to change. good luck
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