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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:16 pm 
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Can someone tell me?
Seems to be a regular g13b thing

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:28 pm 
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beachedbru wrote:
Can someone tell me?
Seems to be a regular g13b thing


You mean lifters? My does not normally unless its been sitting for awhile.

Sticky lifters.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Mine makes some noise also and it only has 66000 original miles.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 pm 
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use 10w30 oil and change it on a regular basis.

the white gt i've been driving had some lifter noise. i mixed up some swill that contained automatic transmission fluid, marvel mystery oil, and 10w30 motor oil and ran that for 100 miles before an oil change. that got rid of the lifter ticking. :wink:

oh, and i rev it to redline once or twice a day. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:58 pm 
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Yes they tick thank you for that.!

I thought it was a lifter thing( but not confirmed)
should change to Mobil 1 oil ..but i just decided to turn the radio UP.!...jv&s

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:37 pm 
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cams off, lifters out, take them appart, soak them in some diesel for a day or two, wipe them down or use a nylon brush to clean them
get some 10-30 and thrown them in, assemble them.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Or just drive it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Many times after working on the car, if the coolant is low it ticks really bad until it's topped right up...not sure why.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:00 am 
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It mean that it's time for an oil change, it works a treat for me thus far.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 12:03 am 
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Coolant? That's weird.

I had some minor ticking and had written it off as normal, then I ran some Valvoline 10W30 synthetic racing oil because it was one sale. No more ticking.

I'm sold on synthetic lubricants again--they don't necessarily protect your engine better, but they do keep it clean.

Mine still lets me know if it's sat too long, the oil is slightly low, or it's time for a change, but otherwise I never hear the lifters.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jmv0HvfBok&fea ... ata_player

I don't know what is causing this

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:22 pm 
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Yep, that sounds like lifter noise.

Does it always do that, or does is go away after the motor warms up? If it's the latter, I think there's some hope for the "chemical" fixes described along with good synthetic motor oil.

If not, I hope I am not directing you to threads you've already found, but there are several that explain what's wrong and how to fix:

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?t=34314

and a more recent one:

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=56559&p=423788

Not only do these threads describe how to clean the lifters, but if you dig through them you'll find some other possible causes for similar-sounding noise and the fixes for those.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:06 pm 
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I took out the lifters, disassembled them, cleaned them and put them back in. The springs had some wear im pretty sure.
How do you check if it's an oil pressure problem?

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I usually experience the same sort of ticking during warm ups if the car has been sitting for a few hours... I also now know if the oil is running low, the ticks persist when the car is up to temperature...
I saw the 'chemical mix' recommendations before, but i was afraid that this mix might have been a little much for the seals... I will definitely give it a try soon and post my results...
I have also looked at the threads speaking to disassembling the lifers, but it seems to me the whole oil system would have to be cleaned in order to keep the lifters clean for a while...


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After i started to use sellenia racing oil the lifters stopped clicking and its every 2 days in red for few seconds :twisted:

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i began to run 15w40 sunoco oil and they were silenced........................

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