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engine noise

Post by plumcrazy95 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:12 pm

hyd lifter noise @113,000mi is this normal at this mileage

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Re: engine noise

Post by rzaugg » Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:17 pm

Having heard stories about 1500's with 800,000+ miles on them, I wouldn't call any noise normal at just over 100,000. Is it just at startup, or continues throughout the trip?

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Re: engine noise

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:08 am

Right, this is definitely not normal.

Are you using the correct weight oil? Have you done regular oil and filter changes?

You might want to try a Seafoam treatment (1/2 can of Seafoam in crankcase, ride gently for ~60-100 miles, followed by oil change). If there is sludge clogging up lifter ports, this stands a good chance of clearing them out.

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