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Re: Valve clatter/Synthetic oil?
dgfulton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> '86 4kcsq with intermittent noisy valves, especially at start-up. It has
> run like that for quite some time and a mechanic told me it was normal
> for Audi's due to the hydrolic lifters/adjusters-nothing to worry about.
> Lately it seems worse. Sometimes it's really bad but it does go away.
> Heard that synthetic oil or the Valvoline synthetic blend may help. Any
> comments or suggestions? Is this a serious problem?
Well, I think synthetic might help, like Mobil 1. I would stay away from
synthetic blends, and mix it myself with conventional so I knew just how
much synthetic was in. Who knows the percentage of synthetic to
conventional in those "blends".
It may take a few changes to see a result, so give it time.