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Re: Re[2]: Strange Suspension problems

Hi Heidi (Ho)

(Sorry, I just couldn't resist)

> BTW: What ever happened to your hydraulic lifter noise problem?
> >The net wisdom seemed to be that new lifters temporarily help the noise, but 
> >that it returns eventually.  So I just live with it.  It doesn't affect 
> >performance and oil changes at regular intervals seem to help.  There are 
> >plenty of things to fix without doing marginally necessary ones!

I'm not so sure that you want to classify this as among the "marginally 
necessary" ones.  With Hydraulic lifters, the return of noisy lifters 
usually signifies insufficient oil pressure caused by insufficient oil.

Check you oil level when you hear the ticking, you'll probably need to add,
and when you do, the noise will be gone.  Hope this helps...


Bart Chambers
'77 Feline Varmint Felix, Gray Tabby
'86 Carrera Cabriolet, Indischrot
'87 Syncro (Stealth Quattro)