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Old 06-01-2019, 08:15 PM   #1
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Lifters sticking

Over the last 3 weeks I have only started my car to pull it out of the garage due to a kitchen Reno, so that it wouldn’t get covered in saw dust. Probably 12 times. The last time I started it I noticed a slight ticking noise, that I assumed was a sticking lifter, today I took it for a good drive bringing the engine up to temp. The ticking noise went away, Could the lifters drain, or are they filled as soon as the engine is started?
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:49 AM   #2
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How long did the noise last? One or two seconds at startup can be considered normal.
The early 5 chain cars can be noisier, though it’s typically chain tensioners that are the source of the noise rather than lifters.
Not saying that lifters can’t be noisy; they can bind and make racket too.
My car does the startup rattle if it sits for more than a day. It sounds bad but apparently is normal for the car.

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