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Re: synthetic motor oil bad??????? Now: Noisy Lifters...

MSV96@aol.com wrote:
> In a note dated 12/3/96 Damien Zumbrennen wrote:
> <snipped>
> >After trying everything to quiet the sound of the valves(a very common
> problem >among 4000Q's) w/o replacing them completely, I put synthetic oil
> in, and >everything got better.
> Gee, and I just thought that the lifter noise was my "time to change the oil"
> reminder...lifter noise in these things is chronic. I had it on my first
> 4kscq (an 87) with less than 17k miles and was told "normal". I don't let it
> bother me...when its real bad, I am always at the end of my oil change
> interval (2500 miles) and just change the oil! Prollum goes away! Now, if I
> change to synthetic do I loose this oil change reminder "feature"???
> Mike Veglia
> 85 4ksq (and still running fine on good ol' Kendall)-
I absolutely agree, I also have an 85 4ksq.  When I bought the car, it 
had that same valve tap.  I changed the oil with a synthetic, and voila, 
no more valve tap.  The car reminds me religiously at 2500-3000 miles 
that it is time to change it's oil.  Car's got more personality than 
some people I know.

Aaron LaPointe
85 4ksq 300,000+mi.