Al Powell, APOWELL@agcom.tamu.edu wrote:
>I'm replying to the list as well as to Mark, because I thought others
>might have a similar question. All I can say is to add to my earlier
>comments that since I switched AWAY from synthetic oil (temporarily)
>my lifters have been much noisier. Before, I didn't notice any lifter
>noise at all. Now, I do. Occasionally it is a bit irritating.
Irritating? I'll send you my engine. On startup it sounds like my 4
year-old nephew's stuck in there with a sack of sugar and a dozen
real-tiny pots and pans. As the engine warms up, the noise starts to go
away until it's only faintly noticeable.
But the noise is so severe now on startup that I don't think any type of
super-oil will change anything.
By the way, can someone confirm for me whether the 1986 4000s has
hydraulic lifters. The Haynes manual is a little sketchy on this and I
don't particularly want to go in there to measure the clearances when
they're not adjustable!
Mark Eissler | UNIX, DOS, oh and MacOS too.
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