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Old 03-05-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

Any at all?
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:18 AM   #2
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

If it's sticking, some guys use ATF in the motor oil to free it up, then change the oil. (Use at your own risk)
I would pull the valve cover first to see if it wasn't a loose rocker, and just to see how dirty the top end is. If it's real dirty, any kind of cleaner can release oil passage clogging sludge. Just my .02 cents

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

atf will work i kno plp that ran it in oil for a half hour and it stopped or id send the pistons strait through the hood then u gota build a bigger n better one
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If you only add a 1/2 qt to the engine and don't get crazy with it you will not have any problems. Just add the ATF and drive very gently with it. Then do the oil change. It is not rocket science.
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

I've got an old 91 Jeep. The lifters rattled like hell when I got it. The 4.0L is famous for that. By replacing 1 of the 6 qts of oil with MMO that racket is gone. (Marvel Mystery Oil) Gramps says they used it in evrything in the army back in the day, and it works like a charm.

My 2.2 doesn't make any noise, but if it did I wouldn't think twice about adding it to the crankcase.

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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

I don't see why adding ATF would blow up a motor...

MMO is good stuff however.
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I don't see why adding ATF would blow up a motor...
Your right it won't, unless there was a problem to begin with. It is a very good detergent and cleans great.
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^ a lot of people use a qt of atf instead of oil when they first get a vehicle without knowing the oil change history. It has better detergents in it than oil, a bit harsher so it cleans very well. I would not recommend doing it more than once or twice in your vehicles life, because it is harsher but just once will clean it good and no harm done.
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

if not mistaken,use seafoam for sticky lifters and rings when added to crankcase will clean dirty parts too.1 1/2 oz. per quart of oil.
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

u can also try Slick 50....i used that in my 305 i had in my old silverado....lifter was too far gone but it did quiet it up for a period of time....seafoam works.....good luck tho
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

Yes, the magic elixi's are good, I use mavel mystery oil. But I have had several of these vehicles that ticked, on the duke I took apart the roller lifters and cleaned them internally one by one, they sure had gunk in them. On another, I found the previous owner had pushrods the wrong length by aprox. 3/16" and was "adjusting" the lifters by leaving the stop bolts on the rockers loose! Iknow this is late, but may help in the future?
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Re: Any ways to quiet down a noisy lifter??

Quote: Originally Posted by Levinz11
I've got an old 91 Jeep. The lifters rattled like hell when I got it. The 4.0L is famous for that. By replacing 1 of the 6 qts of oil with MMO that racket is gone. (Marvel Mystery Oil) Gramps says they used it in evrything in the army back in the day, and it works like a charm.

My 2.2 doesn't make any noise, but if it did I wouldn't think twice about adding it to the crankcase.

Good Luck!
hmm did the jeeps ever quiet down before you put the MMO in it?

my truck before its warmed up and the oil thin their all chattering making a heck of a noise till the engines warmed up then its quiet as can be. would MMO help this? its got 156K miles on it and would like to see it last as long as possible (at least another 2 years min lol)

i have run seafoam thru the crankcase about once a year or so for the last 3 years and it doesnt seem to help anything. i think once we put a bottle of valvemedic in the crankcase as its supposed to clean out lifters and quiet chattering and it helped for about a week then right back to its chattering.

thursday ill pull the valve cover off and make sure there arent any loose rockers and see whats going on up there.
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