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How to stop noisy lifter without replacing?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You could try running a flush chemical in the engine oil just prior to changing the oil, and then using synthetic oil. This may free up the little tiny valve in the lifters and reduce the noise. At the very least, it will help prolong their life. It is a very big expensive job to change these because they are generally replaced as a set and they are not cheap, but replacement is often the only true fix.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
SOURCE: hydraulic lifters
Yes, but there is still a lot of stuff to move out of the way to get in there and pull them. I would try all the chemical remedies for sticky lash adjusters (oil flush, marvel's mystery oil, etc.) first, then check the timing belt to see if a worn timing belt has let it slip a tooth and the valve timing is off for that reason before digging into the lifters. There used to be a forum that had video and audio from a subaru legacy this model before and after swapping out a bad lifter. Google for it and see if the noise matches.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
SOURCE: replace lifter
Lifters are usually replaced in sets with the cam or rods and rockers, replacing just one lifter, rare, but if it is making noise, then just locate the trouble maker, you can run the engine with the rocker cover off, find the bad one, shut of engine, loosen up the rocker, twist it out of the way, pull the rod out, then go in the hole with a piece of heavy wire, rod, steel, with a cut in the bottom to hook on the lip of the lifter, then pull it out. Put it all back, you should be all set.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
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