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86 GL Wagon 4wd motor ticking


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#1 torxxx

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 04:37 AM

In my 86 GL every now and then (about once a week) my motor starts ticking.. it sounds like lifters making noise but I'm not sure... It ticks until the motor gets hot.. Bout 3 hours of racing round in the snow and then the ticking slowly goes away.. I change my oil ever 2k miles. Any IdeaS?

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 06:35 AM

mine does the same thing on my 86 spfi 2wd sdan , try mmo about 1/2 qt the next time you change your oil , 2.50 qt , just my 2 cents also run a good filter , :wave:

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:25 PM

Prolly a newb question.. but whats mmo? I'm runnign the Fram Extended Filter (good for 7000 miles) but I still change oil and filter every 2000 miles... Someone told me somewhere it might be the hydraulic valve lashers arent pumping up all the way... could this be the problem?

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 09:36 PM

i think what he's referring to as MMO is Mystery Motor Oil. supposedly baddass stuff. couldn't hurt. in fact, i'm certain that it will help a bit at least. if it's not serious, sometimes it just goes away after additives.

#5 torxxx

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 10:18 PM

Ahhhhh.. that crappy stuff.. I've ran ever additive know to man.. and lucas worked the best

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 10:39 PM

or alot of people are putting in a/t fluid about 2 qts , drain your oil pan then add 3.5 qt tranny fluid run for 30 min drain and change filter , might help

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 10:44 PM

a/t? you mean the red stuff right? I've heard of peeps doin that to clean out their motors.. does it really work?

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Posted 11 November 2003 - 10:57 PM

Ive had good experiences with the ATF flush. Ialways run a quart and drive for 30-40 minutes then change my oil. Helps keep everything clean in the engine. been doin that for a few years never had anything bad happen.

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 12:49 AM

K so drain a lil oil out, then put in a quart of ATF? or Drain the oil completely fill with 3.5 quarts and drive for 30 min? which one should I do.. :confused:

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:37 AM

Ive done it with draining a little bit of oil out and adding about a quart of ATF and running it for a little while and it can work wonders....ah the many uses for ATF..... :burnout:

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Posted 12 November 2003 - 03:50 AM

Dude, one thing, ditch the Fram garbage filter and go with a Purolator Pure One (same as OEM Subaru) or a genuine Subaru filter. The lifter noise is caused by several things some of them are:

O rings in the heads going out
Pressure releif valve springs getting weak
Going oil pump
bad oil pump seals
gunk built up in the lifters




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