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Re: new lifters - still noisy

>Fellow Q-heads,
>Sorry to bring up this perennial topic yet again.
>My '88 5KCSTQ has always made the famous audi valve lifter "clicking" noise,
>especially when cold. Mystery oil fixed it briefly, but it soon came back.
>Last week I replaced all the lifters, expecting to solve the problem
>once and for all.
>Guess what? No darned difference. What is going on here. Can anyone theorize
>what else may be causing this?
>The clicks are at a frequency of about half the rpm's (e.g. 500 clicks per
>minute at 1000rpm). Engine cold: always present < 4000rpm. Engine warm: barely
>audible at idle, louder the more you open the throttle, but quiet when
>In other words, loudness seems to be proportional to throttle  opening, not to
>rpm's or to load.

My '88 5kCST makes this same clicking noise, all the time, cold or hot.
But it is a bit louder when cold.  As I step on the accelerator pedal, the
clicks get faster and faster, but I can only really hear it when the door
or window is open.

Maybe this is something common in '88 models?  Or I have been told it could
have something to do with the exhaust manifold...oh well, at least the car
runs good.  I can live with a little ticking, as long as I am not damaging
anything by not fixing it.

Any ideas?


 Chris King           ===================================================
 cking@txdirect.net    '94 Corrado SLC        (Sherry Red/Beige Leather)
 San Antonio, TX       '88 5000 CS Turbo   (Metallic Black/Grey Leather)

                          "Look out Mr. Highway Patrol, here I come!"