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Old 08-22-2011, 05:32 PM
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I have a tapping in my engine and think it's a lifter. Does anybody know if there is any fix for this hand how much it would cost?
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Seafoam or Marvel Mystery Oil added to the crankcase will often unclog a sticky lifter. Also consider an exhaust leak. They can sound just like a tapping lifter.
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Seafoam or Marvel Mystery Oil added to the crankcase will often unclog a sticky lifter. Also consider an exhaust leak. They can sound just like a tapping lifter.
Ok, really stupid question here... Adding oil to the crankcase, is that the same as just taking the cap off and adding oil normally?

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Yeah, same place you put engine oil. You should notice a change in a short time, just a few miles should reveal something. If the noise doesn't change after a hundred miles or so you either have a whacked lifter (not so likely, but possible) or an exhaust leak.
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Thanks Gen1dak,

I know I definitely got an exhaust leak. but, I was thinking of tossing this stuff in just for the heck of it. If not, just to know that the innards are getting clean, and my baby is gonna run better.
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I have added Seafoam into the oil and drove it around for awhile and then changed the oil and changed over to fully synthetic (expensive lol). This time I replaced a quart of oil with a quart of synthetic Lucas Oil Stabilizer. I've been driving it like this for awhile now and have to add oil every once in awhile but don't see a leak. I don't think it's an exhaust leak but u can check, what's the best way to tell the difference? And if it does end up still being the lifter and I've done everything I've been told does anybody know how to fix it or how much it would cost? I don't know how to do much work besides simple changes of regular things. Thanks
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Did the character of the noise change at all? If it were just a sticky one it would've sounded different. If you actually have a damaged lifter, the only way to fix is to replace it. To home in on it, I'd get under the hood with an automotive stethescope. You may find that the noise comes from somewhere that implicates another engine part. You could have a busted timing chain tensioner. Anything is possible, but lifter design, by nature, is stout and you usually don't see them break unless they've been abused. This is much less possible in computer-controlled engines.anyway, get the scope and probe around, isolate the noise. Does the engine run smoothly? If not it could be a type of knock from a dead cylinder. Getting fire to all cylinders? Could just be a bad plug wire. Anyway, listen to the engine, it's amazing the sounds you can pick up with a cheap auto-scope.
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That sounds good but I wouldn't know what I was hearing in different spots lol. I guess I need to get somebody that knows a little more to do it.
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Well you could determine if that tap, tap, tap was coming from the lifter valley or somewhere else.
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I wouldn't really even know exactly where that is lol. So all I would really know is yupp it's tapping somewhere in the engine lol.
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