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2004 holden rodeo driven without oil. Making a loud tapping sound been told is lifters inside engine. Is engine stuffed or is it a fixable problem?

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SOURCE: Isuzu Rodeo 2004 (Check Engine)

Well, if it isnt broke, well you know the rest. As a kid in the shop we were directed to add dextron 3 to the fuel to decarbonize an engine. I have practiced this and my ford 5.8 that just hit 280,000 .. Cant say that was it, but point being it didnt hurt it. They actually make a old school fuel additive called Marvel Mystery Oil, It is Dextron 3 mostly. The oil consumption test you can do, Do a oil change , after 1000 mi. drain it and see that you have what you put in. That is what they are charging you too do. Is it worth it? umm, no

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SOURCE: Loud LIfters on S90 Volvo

adjust valve lifters or it can have tappet wear

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Isuzu Rodeo 3.2 V6 Oil Burning and motor tapping loudly

Do a compression test on all the cylinders and see if the rocker arms are adjusted to the right. If the compression is bad then there will be no power at all and if the Rocker arms need adjustments you could be losing some power there too.
You can try cleaning out the engine from the inside out. I have done this many times when I buy a use car. I run Marvel Mystery Oil with the engine oil for about 4 months and keep an eye on the oil level. Marvel is a thinner oil and clean out the inside by removing the carbon collected and oil sludge inside the engine.
You may end up having to replace the oil pressure sensor, it seams to always be the first to go bad and may get some oil leaks. But once the engine is cleaned up you'll have a better understanding on the condition on the engine and be surprised on how well it runs after.
Just keep an eye on the oil level and change the oil and filter to free up the engine, then use the recommended oil and add Lucas oil and or Restor to help the loose of compression.
The loud tapping tells me that your not getting the oil to the top of the engine and that may be a bad oil pump but it may also be a plugged oil pump screen and the Marvel Mystery oil will clean up the oil screen.
Good luck and hope this helps, Keep me posted on your Rodeo.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2004 Ford

If your truck has the 4.6 or 5.4 V8 then you know it has two timing chains. The lifters could be causing the knocking noise. If it sounds like it's coming from the top then I would suspect lifters. If it sounds like it's coming from the bottom of the engine then I would suspect main or rod bearings.

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SOURCE: My Mercedes- Benz A140 1999 is making a engine tapping Sound??

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