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I have a 3.8L V6 95 mustang the lifters continually loosen, I know the causes for the ticking, but it's not any of those it's just because they are loose. So how do I properly adjust the lifters?

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And the old boys did it by ear .

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IT IS MESSY BUT YOU CAN ADJUST LIFTERS BY ADJUSTING VALVES UNTIL THEY ARE QUIET WITH THE VALVE COVERS OFF AND THE ENGINE RUNNING. I SUGGEST ONE SIDE AT A TIME.

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SOURCE: Datsun stanza 1980 tappets (lifters)

This car has hydraulic lifters( tappets} therefore should not adjustment, you probably have a bad or weak lifter. But, in any case you have to remove the valve covers to make the adjustment. You will see the adjustable bolt on the rocker arm. rotate the engine until the valve is all the way to the top, [no tension on the valve spring] then place a feeler Gage in between the rocker arm and the valve stem, adjust the rocker arm until the feeler Gage is snug but not tight. Do this with each valve. Check the book for the correct Gage to use but I think it is a .018.

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SOURCE: 1998 Beetle Lifter noise

They're hydraulic self-adjusting lifters, so there's no mechanical adjustment you can make. Try getting a can of seafoam at the parts store. Pour half the can into the oil, drive 30-40 miles, and change the oil and filter. You may just have some crud in there that is causing one to make noise, and seafoam is good at eliminating that.

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SOURCE: LIfter Noise.

The automatic valve adjustor not allow you to set the valve gap.If it is making bad noise then it needs replacement.When changing valve lifters, it is recommended that the lifters are allowed to "settle/seat" for a minimum of 30 minutes to allow excess oil to drain. If this recommendation is not followed, some valves will make contact with the piston, resulting in the valve to break at the collet groove. It is also ideal if the engine is allowed to rest over night before starting the engine for the first time. If possible, the engine should be hand cranked or turned by hand the first time.


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SOURCE: tickin 2000 chev tracker

if its a ticking when you start from cold and goes away soon after start as the engine warms up it is most likely a crack in your exhaust manifold ( you may call it a header in the us) as it is getting the hot exhaust straight from the cylinder it heats up very quickly and closes the crack stopping the ticking. you should be able to get a nechanic to run a weld along the crack easily enough depending on where it is.

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SOURCE: how to solve engine lifter tick noise

Get the heads worked on or replaced it might need a valve lashment.

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