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Oil Recomendations?? Lifter Noise.
Posted 10 August 2005 - 03:22 AM
Posted 10 August 2005 - 03:36 AM
It has quietened my lifters heaps:banana:
Posted 10 August 2005 - 06:05 PM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:41 AM
Posted 11 August 2005 - 11:48 AM
If you have lifter noise you need to fix the problem rather than switch to thicker oil to shut it up, doing this might shut them up for awhile but your also doing more damage to the engine internals where as letting them tick would actually be better.
There are a few things that cause lifter noise on EA82's :
1. Oil Pump Failing (low pressure)
2. Oil Pump Seal Leaking (air in system)
3. Lifter Oil Supply Line clogged with debris (located in cam towers)
4. Lifter(s) bad
The lifters are pretty tough in the EA82's and usually dont fail, 9 times out of 10 I have found #3 to be the problem after checking the oil pump and finding it to be good and supplying good pressure.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 07:18 PM
With how hard i drive i like the oil a little thicker plus the turbo heats up the oil a little more as well, see i have 2 throtle positions............ON AND OFF!!
Posted 11 August 2005 - 09:29 PM
Really? My owners manual suggests 5w30, but says it is not recommended for continuous high revs/loads/temps. So i put 10w40 in mine
You guys need to remember that EA82 Engine's were designed to use 10w30, the Oil passeges, bearings, cam towers, lifter oil supply lines, etc were machined to a certain size where a thicker oil will not be able to flow properly, thus increasing engine wear.
Posted 11 August 2005 - 10:36 PM
Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:19 AM
5w30 only under normal driving conditions
10w30 for heavy duty or high speed driving
This is a classic "I dont want to admit I was wrong, but lets suggest another option so that if engines die we can refer to it being said"
EA82' Motor's run best with 10w30 SAE Motor Oil, its been proven lots of times so long as the motor is not completly worn out or has bad rings.
Posted 12 August 2005 - 07:04 AM
BTW - avoid ANYTHING with teflon in it - teflon is BAD for engines!! Says DuPont, who makes the stuff!!
Posted 13 August 2005 - 07:05 AM
that being said, MMO and ATF can be added to help alleviate noisey HLA's, if it is the HLA's causing the problems and you don't or can't pull the HLA's and clean them yourself or replace them. if the oil pump seal or gasket is causing the problem then MMO or ATF won't do anything for your problem. the bottom line is that an engine needs oil and nothing else. fancy additives are a waste of time. MMO and ATF are quick fix alternatives for pulling the cam towers and cleaning the HLA's by hand. otherwise putting anything other than oil in your engine is good for the pockets of the additive manufacturers and not what your engine was designed for.
as far as clogged oil passages, i've never had that problem. out of like 10 XT6's that i've owned it has always been the oil pump gasket (every time but one) or a frozen HLA (the other time - two were frozen actually) that has caused any noise.
Posted 16 August 2005 - 12:52 AM
Posted 16 August 2005 - 07:20 AM
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