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Re: Engine Still Knocking 4kq

quk@isham-research.demon.co.uk (Phil Payne) wrote:

>Even a dying hydraulic lifter should go quiet after two minutes at 3000 rpm.

When I bought my car, w/close to 100k miles on it, it sounded like a
diesel. Sales guy: 'Yes, but it's been standing a while. It'll disappear
eventually'. Well, not in a 20 mile test drive it didn't. I made them
replace all lifters as a part of the sale, and it's been super-quiet ever

Going to synth oil made the lifter noise at startup go from one minute to
10 secs.


 Tom Nas                                          Zeist, The Netherlands
 1988 Audi 80 1.8S, mostly Tizianrot metallic, 215,000km

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