[Biturbos4] Re: Re: Switching from dino to synth - lifter prob?

David duandcc_forums at cox.net
Fri Jan 16 14:18:25 EST 2004

Well me throw my $.02 in here. First, the term "lifters" is wrong. Lifters refers to a pushrod engine. What you have are tappits, but we all know what you are talking about. Anyway, I have found that the tappits on my CGT are generally louder when I use fully synthetic oil in my 87.5 CGT M(mobile 1, nice and thick - 15w50 IIRC). Even with fully warmed up they tap lightly up to 2,000 RPM and tap like mad for the first mintue or two. Before filling with synthetic they would only tap for the first 5 seconds on a cold start. After the winter I may switch back, for now I'm living with it for the  cold start lubrication benefits and to help clean out 15 years of junk...

87.5 CGT
SE Virginia
From: Frederick Smith <smitty at pcrealm.net>
Date: 2004/01/15 Thu PM 11:25:02 EST
To: Single Malt <s_malt at yahoo.com>
CC: biturbos4 at audifans.com,  quattro at audifans.com
Subject: Re: Switching from dino to synth - lifter prob?

No information, just a suggestion. Leave there as soon as you can 
...........and don't look back! Then, be thankful that you didn't ask 
them to do anything technical to your car.

If they have given you any data as to why they are so prejudiced, please 
share it before all the synth. oil users on this list exhaust the lifter 
supply in the USA.

Seriously though, that's one I haven't heard yet and I am sure there are 
quite a few synth users on this list. Perhaps they are all embarassed 
about their faux pas??


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