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Re: Sticky Lifters...

>    Well I'm the guy that Dan Hussey was referring to when he spoke 
>of the friend that added that snake oil   "Marvel mystery oil"
>to the crankcase and the lifters quieted themselves. I did that about 
>2 years ago and the lifters really did run silent for about a year. 
>They always clack on the really cold mornings (around 10-20
> degrees F) anyway. I run the Castrol Synth. blend and quality Mahle 
>filters. I think the OEM filters with the anti bypass valve in them 
>really make alot of difference as far as quick lubrication to the 
>head is concerned. Bosch makes the good filters also. I get them for  
>cheap through my mechanic- $5 per filter- rather than $$$ from the 
>local  dealership. I just deal with the clack for the first 5-10 
>seconds on cold mornings. You can always replace those sticky lifters 
>(which I may do this next summer) but it'll run you anywhere from 
>$120-do it yourself to $300 or more from the local bend you over 
>dealership. Try a good quality filter first. There are listers who 
>have used Frams and report no lifter noise through many miles though. 

Most of the folks that had noisy lifters that are now quiet use MOBIL 


Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

St. Louis, Mo