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Old 02-07-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lifter tick when cold

I know this has been brought up before, but I've got what seems to be a lifter tick from right side of cyl head (toward timing belt side). Car has 32,500 miles on it. Tick happens when engine started cold. Goes away when warmed up. Do I take it in? Do I just leave it? Is this something normal with SVT motor that has some miles on it? Thanx.


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Old 02-07-2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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Mine seems to have a similar sound - I had them check it out last time it was in and they said it was ok - a typical svtf tick so i dunno. I have the extended warranty- and as long as yours is in warranty never hurts to have them check it out!
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lemme ask you guys this, what grade of oil are you running? my old explorer did the same thing, and i put a little thicker of oil in it and it stopped.
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I'm running Amsoil 5w30. A friend of mine has an 04 SVTF and he's running regular oil and has the same noise.
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see, im my zetech zx3, im running a 10w30 mobil 1, and it runs extremely smooth. thats what i plan to use all year, cause the 5w30 is too thin in my opinion. next time you change your oil, try and go with a 10w30, and see if that helps the noise go away. same thing happened to my explorer, used to thin of an oil when i changed it once, and it tapped like a mofo. put a heavier opi in it, and it was all fine.
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Thicker oil can prevent oil getting to where it needs to go, especially when the vehicle is cold...
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yes, true, but its not like im running a 40w oil. i upped it to 10w30 because i do a lot of driving, usuially about and hour or two at a time, when 5w30 gets hot, it tends to turn to a water like viscosity. and i thought that a slight increase in weight was good. from my understanding, from shutoff, the heavier oil tends to not runoff of vital engine components like a thin oil will. correct me if im wrong, please. but especially in the summer, id rather run oil that doesnt turn to water.
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If you have problems with it doing that, then you should be looking at your cooling system, not the oil.

Lifter ticking is normal for our cars, and it isn't hurting anything.
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^^^ good call
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yes, true, but its not like im running a 40w oil. i upped it to 10w30 because i do a lot of driving, usuially about and hour or two at a time, when 5w30 gets hot, it tends to turn to a water like viscosity. and i thought that a slight increase in weight was good. from my understanding, from shutoff, the heavier oil tends to not runoff of vital engine components like a thin oil will. correct me if im wrong, please. but especially in the summer, id rather run oil that doesnt turn to water.
From what I understand, when hot, a 5w30 and a 10w30 are the same. The first number is when cold and the second is at operating temp. At operating temperature, 0w30=5w30=10w30 etc. When cold, 5w20=5w30=5w50 etc. This is assuming the type and brand of oil stays the same of course.....

Is this correct ?
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