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#4648520 - 01/27/18 11:06 PM Oil for lifter tick/noise
Nissan101 Offline


Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 415
Loc: Caribbean
Good night,
Can i get a good recommendation for an oil, that you all had good result with reducing the tapping noise.
Nissan n16 sunny.
Oil currently is Valvoline.

No oil consumption. Should i go thicker? to reduce the lifter noise?


Edited by Nissan101 (01/27/18 11:08 PM)
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#4648530 - 01/27/18 11:19 PM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
Pajero Offline


Registered: 05/05/12
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Normally thicker oil does help quiet the noise. But, only if your owner's manual allows this. My Montero runs better on a 40 weight oil. The OM is from 5w30 to 20W50, so I have a lot of options, depending on weather conditions.




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#4648558 - 01/28/18 12:21 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
Vladiator Offline


Registered: 01/04/16
Posts: 728
Loc: NC
Go thicker on the operating temperature rating, and thinner on start up rating. Pennzoil/Castrol/Mobil 0w-40 will do nicely.
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#4648593 - 01/28/18 03:18 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
jj51702 Offline


Registered: 10/07/16
Posts: 232
Loc: California
Jamaican castor oil mon'

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#4648598 - 01/28/18 03:37 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
SR5 Offline


Registered: 07/07/15
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Sometimes a low restriction filter can reduce lifter tick, especially on start up.
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#4648599 - 01/28/18 03:45 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4567
Loc: New Zealand
Coming from a thick oil country, I've found going thinner helps with lifter noise in the morning.
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#4648617 - 01/28/18 05:14 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
knerml Offline


Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 481
Loc: NE Ohio
I would also try an Nissan OEM filter the next oil change, the see if that helps.
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#4648646 - 01/28/18 06:16 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
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Loc: Waco, TX
I had one engine that drove me nuts with it's intermittent ticking.

I tried several different oils, thick to thin. Flushes also.

What finally worked (or unless it was "just it's time") was neodymium magnets on the oil filter.
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#4648674 - 01/28/18 07:01 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
Driz Offline


Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 261
Loc: northern NY
Could the valves need adjustment? If they’re solids and a bit loose that will cure it. Otherwise here’s my advice , are you ready, Turn up the radio! Oh slam I always get [censored] for that one when some guy complains about his 5.3 GM pistons slapping away . Sometimes when there’s nothing to realistically be done that’s the best method,........just sayin.
Put a stethoscope on there and make sure that’s whT it really is If in doubt and make sure.

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#4648743 - 01/28/18 08:29 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5794
Loc: Michigan
Depends on why it is ticking. Might try a motor flush first and then a good high detergent oil.
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#4648808 - 01/28/18 09:26 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
SuzukiGoat Offline


Registered: 02/04/13
Posts: 534
Loc: Louisiana
Whenever I got a used high mileage ticking Suzuki, Nissan, or Toyota, I always run 0w40 in it until the start up noise gets louder. Then rinse and repeat. The Suzuki and Nissan would destroy the oil in 5k and need changing. The Toyota would give no hint that anything was changing u til I got bored around 10-12k miles.

It did eventually eliminate the issue.
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#4648960 - 01/28/18 11:34 AM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: SuzukiGoat]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5263
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
From the recommendations mentioned I like the 0W-40 one and the OEM filter.
Anybody would be hard pressed to locate a "low resistance" oil filter.

A cleaner system may allow for faster lifter pump up so MAYBE a chemical flush might help IF the engine is dirty.

I bought cases of "Formula Shell" in 10W-30 on clearance.
It went into many different engines and everybody including me noticed it was a quieting oil.

I think zinc is the component in the adpack that makes 'em quiet.

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#4649007 - 01/28/18 12:13 PM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
Tobygot Offline


Registered: 09/04/10
Posts: 53
Loc: Arizona
I had an '07 Silverado that I always used AMSOIL in. Around 70k it started having a ticking even when warm. After about 5k miles of ticking I put 5 or 6 ounces of MMO down my oil fill and a little oil to flush it down and the tick went away. Until I sold the truck 40k miles later I would put 5 or 6 ounces of MMO in with every oil change. The tick never came back. It's cheap. Try it.

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#4649319 - 01/28/18 04:49 PM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Kira]
Silk Offline


Registered: 07/26/03
Posts: 4567
Loc: New Zealand
Originally Posted By: Kira

I think zinc is the component in the adpack that makes 'em quiet.


Pro-ma MBL8 was the stuff to stop lifter noise. Full of copper and lead - that sure quietens them down. Unfortunatly I have used it often...and unfortunatly it does work.

[img]https://www.pro-masystems.co.nz/Assets/I...;maxheight=1000[/img]

Check it out...got the one arm bandit to prove how good it is. Can't dispute that can we, proof right before our eyes.

https://www.pro-masystems.co.nz/ProductMoreInfo.aspx?PID=50083&MenuID=128
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#4649332 - 01/28/18 05:04 PM Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101]
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 8786
Loc: 1/2 hr. north of Detroit
The MBL8 Concentrated Oil Additive I found was $41 for 250ml.

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