alright last question - ticking lifters?

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Sat Jul 12 10:56:11 PDT 2008

What weight oil did the dealer use in your recent oil change?  My guess is
something that is commonly used in today's cars... the 1.8t specs an
especially light weight 0 or 5Wnothing or thereabouts.  In my opinion that's
too light for the older engines.  I'm sure I've read that some use it and
report no problems, but the older engines weren't really designed for it.
Anyway, check that first.  That might also explain why you didn't hear any
ticking when you bought the car and do now.

I run 15W40 in the summer and 5W40 synthetic in the winter.


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> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at] On Behalf Of robert weinberg
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> Subject: alright last question - ticking lifters?
> thanks for everyone's patience with me. i'm new to the audi 
> game and have lots of questions.
> didn't notice what seems to be ticking coming from the top of 
> the engine when i bought the car. but can hear it now. seems 
> weird that the lifters would be ticking with only 114k on the 
> clock. they are hydraulic, correct? i could just reshim the 
> solid lifters on my SHO.
> i don't think it's an exhaust leak.
> it's not super loud or anything. car still idles smooth, 
> never misses a beat and hauls ass.
> i assume i can leave it for now and deal with it at another 
> time. someone on the 034 forum said something about using 
> marvel mystery oil?
> Robby
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