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 Post subject: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:23 pm 
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Hi. recently did the head gasket on my ed fairmont and now every time i start it up when its cold, or been sitting around for a few hours it tapps like a lifter is dry or stuck, then goes away, never lasts more than 9 seconds.
just wondering if this will ever go away? maybe i should a different grade oil?

seeing if anyone has ever had this problem?
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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:04 pm 
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thicker oil actually takes longer to warm up/thin down which creates more noise on startup. Usually only a fix for full time noisy lifters. My advice is get used to it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:11 pm 
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yeh, its nothing major, just sounds a bit dodgy when u start it and its ticking away for a bit. people give u some weird looks. cheers for you input.

 

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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:16 pm 
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I use 5w 40 oil in my EB and it always runs and starts quiet. When i used 50w it was noisy on cold starts for a few secs. Try a thinner oil and see how it goes providing your lifters arnt stuffed.

 

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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:20 pm 
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93EB wrote:
I use 5w 40 oil in my EB and it always runs and starts quiet. When i used 50w it was noisy on cold starts for a few secs. Try a thinner oil and see how it goes providing your lifters arnt stuffed.


Cheers for that, yeah well it wasnt noisy before i did the gasket so i guess the lifters are fine. i will try a thinner grade oil and see how i go. thanks mate

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:27 am 
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Im using Penrite HPR 5.

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:26 am 
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93EB wrote:
Im using Penrite HPR 5.


I would suggest this is too light for a coon, something a bit heavier if you get oil pressure issues would be suitable as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:08 pm 
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would penrites sin10 oil 10w70 do the trick? its ment to be good stuf

 

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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Thats a very heavy oil. might make the lifters worse.

 

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 Post subject: Re: noisy lifters on cold start up, how to get rid of it?
Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:41 am 
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sure would be quiet though... lol

That stuff sounds expensive.
I run a lucas oil stabiliser in my cars with high km's, its like liquid vaseline,100% petroleum. seems to keep things coated while shut down, making for quieter starts and operation and picks up oil pressure.

I'd never run anything thinner than specified and I also wouldn't take too big of a step up either it's likely to upset things that aren't upset yet...

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:42 am 
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I use Mitsubishi engine oil....15W50....works very well....only about $30 for a 5lt bottle.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Use Atomic anti pump lifters for it.

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