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Lifter "Clicking" eliminated

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#1 nails24


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Posted 19 November 2004 - 10:39 PM


I only drive my Subaru in the Winter but I had to get it out early due to some unfortunate circumstances. I ran Mobil 1 0W-40 with a K&N oil filter for about 5K miles and I started to get "the click". Even a co-worker of mine said something like "whats that terrible clicking sound coming out of there ?".

I guess M1 0W-XX tends to shear down thinner. And from this board I know that the older Soobs like a thick oil.

I just changed to a cocktail of M1 1qt. 0W=40, 2qt. M1 SUV 5W-40, and 1qt. of M1 15W50. Click is all gone.

0w40 = great pumpability. Wisconsin Winters
5W40 = great additive package, won't shear.
15W50 = thicken it up a little, still pumps at -45F
Filter is a Supertech from Wal-Mart which gets great reviews and is cheap.

Chad L
87 GL-10 Turbo
Oshkosh, WI

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