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Lifters started ticking yesterday today it sounds like its missing just bought it last week what should I check? when it sounds like its missing it is losing compression,chugging.

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Engine "ticks" and misses when cold then clears up when hot, runs fine


Lifters are getting week. When tthe oil gets hot the oil get's thinner makeing it run more freely through lifters.Might try a bottle of sea foam . usually works well .
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2002 montero sport, i am experiencing tapping/ticking noise in the upper head department of 3.6 v6 engine. i change my oil regularly every 3000 miles. i put in seafoam in gas tank hoping it would help...


hi putting seafoam in fuel will clean the valves and pistons over time to use to do lifters you need to add to oil measure out the right amount for the oil measurements on the can.. also the tapping is it more when its cold or just the same no matter hot or cold or is it more louder when hot. when was the last time the timing was checked, are you using 5w/30 or 10w/30 oil.

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Bought a 92 Subaru Legacy wagon that started a top-side ticking sound last night, first time. Of course didn't hear that when I test drove. Someone told me it could be valves?


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Engine ticking noise almost sounds like a lifter. The oil was just changed today I checked it to be sur eit was ok and it was full but ok. sounds worst at around 1500rpm.


IF YOU CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER.LIFTERS STILL NOISEY.YOUR LIFTERS NOT GETTING MUCH OIL.OIL COULD BE TOO THICK OR LIFTERS WORN OUT.

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Ticking noise on a 2001 town and country is it really a lifter


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My 99 chevy malibu Clean out lifters


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Tickin 2000 chev tracker


new lifters?,,,,,,an over haul could help.....but it takes alot of money.....

does it sound like almost a "diesel engine"

you know.....there are products that can help release lifters that have become sticky or noisy.......

alot of brands and chemystries but "RISLONE" could help....

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Motor ticks


Lifters sound like they are bleeding down. Try changing the oil with a multi viscosity oil. chk oil Pressure. If lifters are over adjusted the lifters can't pump up properly or retain the oil properly

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I have 2005 Chevrolet Silverado and it just started making a ticking noise in the engine. The ticking noise gets faster and louder with higher revolutions.


I bought a used 05 Silverado and it had started to get a ticking noise. I had one of the lifters replaced as it was determined that it was sticking. A week later the oil pump went. Replaced the pump and have not had any issues since.

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