Remove both valve covers. On top of the heads are small oiling tubes that feed
The originals are plastic with a pressed-in ball on each end. Look at each tube.
If you see
a ball missing, i.e. blown out, replace ALL the tubes. The new tubes are better,
Try to locate the missing ball. It will usually be on top of the head in a oil
The tubes are small, about an inch and a half long.
On 2004-10-10 20:14:42 -0700, email@example.com said:
True,, but it generates more pressure so it's 6 of one half a dozen of
Actually this issue doesn't sound like a problem to me. If the car
only makes the sound after sitting for a week, and it stops within
several seconds, I wouldn't sweat it.
No oil on lifters will give a noice. I sprayed some PTFE directly from the
spraycan into the engine and started the car. What happened was that I
flushed the first lifter anf the engine sounded like an old crain grinding
away - it only lasted 2 seconds then new oil was pumped to the lifter. And
this happened just after having the car sit for 2 minuttes - AND THE
So my guess is use a slightly higher viscosity oil and then try. If that
don't work after a wekks sit then try mixing in 400 ml. of PTFE and run the
engine 100 miles (1-2 hours).
A trick I learned from a real pro many years ago to stop hydraulic lifter
problems was to simply put a quart of ATF in the engine. ATF is designed to
do several things, one of which is to function as hydraulic fluid. For some
reason this has always cured noisy lifter problems which usually occurs when
lifters stick because of stuck internal valves (collapsed lifter) or the
engine oil doesn't provide enough pressure under the rapid conditions
occuring with the lifter. Lot of things going on there.
119 engines had a problem with the oil tubes . The new ones are metal [ old
Under valve covers .there are 16 of them..
pull valve cover and see if any are broken, if so, change them all..
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