Join Date: May 2007
Location: Hamilton Ontario
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Re: Can a Collapsed Lifter blow up my engine ??
I had the same issue. I suspect sludge is causing the issue as I cut open my oil filter and it had a inch of sludge sitting in there.
Here's what I did: Filled my Oil with one can of Seafoam. Ran the engine for 100 miles. Change filter, used OEM GM filter, run fresh Synthetic Engine oil (5W30) Like Royal Purple or Castrol Syntec for older engines. The synthetic oil does a good job flushing the ports out of the hydro lifters. Once you motor starts ticking, I change my oil now every 2200-2500 miles. I know this is more frequent, but its stopped the lifter from ticking again for almost 6 months now.
If you continue to run the engine you will damage the hardening on the cam and the rod will fall apart...long term.
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