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When my car is iodiling and when i give it gas it has this noise that sounds like a ticking my son keeps telling me its a lifer?

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Before your next oil change,get a can of engine flush.

Follow the direction on the label and it will free up the lifters and valves.

Since you has a 1988 vehicle,it is possible the spring on the cylinder head is aged.

Use 10W40 will keep the noise down.

A well care for engine will last up to 140,000 miles.

If you do a lot of in town driving then 120,000 miles will show sign of wear like the valve and lifter noise.




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