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1991 1.8 jetta

Ticking at lifters at start up then is gone in 10 min maybe weak oil pump 1991 jetta 140k on motor

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    same issue on my 99 3000gt

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    it ticks when I get on highway and does it for a couple of days. then stops changed oil plugs and wires still does it.



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I Have a 92' golf 2 Gti the 1.8 8Valve model.My hydrolic lifters are very noisy.when i start the car in the morning they are quiet but as soon as the motor warms up and i drive around a bit they become very loud.I have a small dent in my oil sump and im unsure as to wether that could be causing the oil pick up to be restricted as to the amount of oil it can pump up to the head.How do I combat it or is it just maybe wear and tear on the lifters?

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Do not worry, I have had 6 VW's with the 1.8 engine. More than half of them did the same thing. To combat this condition, I simply add a good quality oil additive like "PROMA" and the problem goes a way.

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I would say probably not a weak oil pump...

Visit for a good explanation on how hydraulic lifters work.

Might be a bad valve adjustment (yes, valvetrains with hydraulic lifters still have some kind of adjusting mechanism), or lifters which get airlocked (bleed down fast and have a hard time pumping back up by themselves)

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