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Re: Source for lifters/valves?

> > Carlsen is a given, but where else?
> I'm tired of people asking 'what's that noise?' about our 1990
> 90.  This past weekend someone asked if it was a diesel!
> The engine only has 80k miles and I'm very disappointed that it
> might already need these parts.  I use Quaker State 10w30 in winter,
> spring and fall, and Castrol GTX 20w50 in the summer.  It does seem
> to burn or lose a bit of oil, maybe a quart or two every 3000 miles
> (oil change interval).
> I know some ticking is normal at startup, but this happens even
> when it's hot at times.  It also can be intermittent ....tic tic
> TICK TICK TICK....tic tic....
> From hearing other Audis drive by it is very common.  So, what should
> I try fixing?
> | Dan |
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> Dan Simoes			          dans@ans.net
> Associate Programmer		         (914) 789-5378
> Advanced Network & Services               Elmsford, NY

Hi Dan,

I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but are sure it's the valves and
not the fuel injectors ticking ?  I ran into this with my wifes 88 528ea
the ticking sounded like valves, but closer inspection with a big
screwdriver used as a stethoscope revealed the lifters were fine but the 
injectors are noisy as hell!

My 89 100 also has a ticking that can only be heard with the hood open

Just a thought.....

Mike (53.20 apiece for electronic injectors.....6 in the bimmer :-(  )  L.