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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:30 am 
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Hey guys

im looking at buying a a ford fairmont V8 but it done a lifter you can here the lifter tickering away when it idels when first start then after u rev it. u here the sound then it fades away

U guys agree it a lifter?
if so shouldn't be hard to find right?

All id have to do is pull tapper cover off and remove both push rod on a cyclinder and unplug the injectors and start car up and see it it makes the sound if not it either the intake or exhaust.

is the right way to find it or not
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Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:05 pm 
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Anyone got an idea what the sound might be????

ill be going to look at it today and ill record the car and give ya a better idea of the sound

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:27 pm 
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My mate had a lifter s**t it self in his 5.0L & it cost him 3K but the motor goes harder then ever now.
It sounds ruf as and clunking noises from the rocket cover & it was the right side on my mates car.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:30 pm 
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Yes it does sound like a sticky lifter, check the tappet cover for grunge, if so you might be in luck as the lifters maybe full of muck due to poor maintenance.
You could first try Wynn's engine flush (Engine running at idle for about 15 mins), or similar, but I have had a little bit of success with Wynn's. Then run a quality mild diesel engine oil (Castrol RX Super etc), it might not fix it straight away, or even at all but you don't have anything to loose other than the $10 for the flush.

Next bigger step because of the price of the lifters is to remove the lifter, disassemble and clean them, (LOL man I haven't done that since first year of TAFE) but that requires removing tappet covers, rockers and intake etc, definitely not a 5 minute job.

Next better way is fitting new lifters, but I will leave someone else to state how expensive those are, and trying to locate the dodgy one can be very hit and miss.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:08 pm 
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I had the same issue. I got all of the lifters replaced in my clevo for $120 bux labor and $96 for parts ($6 for each lifter from repco). This included fitting a new intake manifold, carby, gaskets, accelerator cable brackets and tuning. I have a feeling I got a good deal, the mechanic seemed really excited to be working on an old falcon. No more noise now and goes a lot harder.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:14 am 
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Check the oil in the car. If its thick and really low, then you know the car has not been maintained well.

 

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