4000 2.2L 5 cyl. Lifter Ticking Problems...

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Nov 6 08:24:16 EST 2001

Check out Brendan Barry's  "Clacking Engine" report on the vacuum
pump:  http://www.endosquid.com/audi/aud4kfix_vacpum.htm

At 06:44 AM 11/06/2001 -0500, Steve Ensch wrote:

>I posted an earlier message (subject 5 cyl. strange sounds) my situation
>sounds very similar.  I have never heard of the vacuum pump causing this.
>One thing I failed to mention was when I manually throttle the car will
>listening overtop the valve cover I hear a sucking of a air sound coming
>from the intake area.  It sounds like it is coming from the area of the
>vacuum pump but I am not sure.  What are other signs of a worn out vacuum
>-----Original Message-----
>From: quattro-admin at audifans.com [mailto:quattro-admin at audifans.com]On
>Behalf Of Ricky H.
>Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 12:54 AM
>To: quattro at audifans.com
>Subject: 4000 2.2L 5 cyl. Lifter Ticking Problems...
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>Hello loyal listers.  My 87 4KQ has a terrible lifter ticking problem.  It
>will begin to tick about 2 days after I change the oil, and I am using all
>right stuff.  Synthetic oil, Lubro Moly metal treatment, sometimes oil
>detergent (Marvels Mystery Oil) and factory replacement Audi/VW Oil filters.
>The lifters are about 14 months old and the oil pan apears to be fine on the
>outside.  Yet the lifters tick like crazy after about 2 days of normal
>driving, why does this happen.  Could there be anytihng that I am missing?
>will be pulling the valve cover off soon to try to correct the problem, I am
>going to me replacing the lifters again, the valve springs, oil pump, and
>valve cover gasket as always.  I dont know what else I could do to help
>trouble shoot or fix this problem.  The engine runs very strong and works
>great, my old problem is the ticking and noisy valves.  If there is anything
>else I should know or do, or any other parts to get, replace, or check,
>let me know, all help, advice, and experiences are greatly appriciated.
>is a very annoying problem, and probably a problem for many, so I might
>for many others that read this daily.  So thank you in advance, I always
>to trust you folks.  Thanks.
>-Rick Heinlein
>1987 Audi 4000CS Quattro- w/super suspension
>1988 VW Jetta- winter project car, or ghetto project spoof (car to make fun
>rice burners, but will actually burn them too) ghetto car name: Big Booty
>Blaster (will be my windshield sticker)
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