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Oil for lifter tick/noise #4648520
01/28/18 12:06 AM
01/28/18 12:06 AM
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Caribbean
Nissan101 Offline OP
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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?

Last edited by Nissan101; 01/28/18 12:08 AM.

Nissan N16 -10w30
Nissan S13 -20w50

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Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648530
01/28/18 12:19 AM
01/28/18 12:19 AM
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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.




Respectfully,

Pajero!


Always remember "Planned obsolescence."

1994 Montero SR 3.5 DOHC, 133,xxx
Fram Ultra/ Snorkel with Pre-filter
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Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648558
01/28/18 01:21 AM
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NC
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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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1999 Lexus GS400-213k
2006 Toyota Camry-187k
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid-125k
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Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648593
01/28/18 04:18 AM
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California
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California
Jamaican castor oil mon'

Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648598
01/28/18 04:37 AM
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Sometimes a low restriction filter can reduce lifter tick, especially on start up.


Penrite Vantage 10W40 SN & A3/B4 + Wesfil-Cooper Z154
Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648599
01/28/18 04:45 AM
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Silk Online content
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Coming from a thick oil country, I've found going thinner helps with lifter noise in the morning.


1987 BMW R65 - Penrite V Twin 20/50
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648617
01/28/18 06:14 AM
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I would also try an Nissan OEM filter the next oil change, the see if that helps.


2015 Hyundai Elantra Sport 2.0 GDI Mobil 1 5W20 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Castrol Edge 5W40 & OEM/Mann W811/80 Filter
Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648646
01/28/18 07:16 AM
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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.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648674
01/28/18 08:01 AM
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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.

Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648743
01/28/18 09:29 AM
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Depends on why it is ticking. Might try a motor flush first and then a good high detergent oil.


2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40
Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4648808
01/28/18 10:26 AM
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Louisiana
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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.


2003 Nissan Xterra 4x4 M1 HM 10w40
2001 Toyota 4runner 4x4 M1 0w40
2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R VR1 20w50

Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: SuzukiGoat] #4648960
01/28/18 12:34 PM
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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.

Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4649007
01/28/18 01:13 PM
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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.

Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Kira] #4649319
01/28/18 05:49 PM
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Silk Online content
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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


1987 BMW R65 - Penrite V Twin 20/50
2005 Nissan Expert - Gulf Western 10W-40
1996 Volvo T5 - Penrite HPR15 - 15W-60. Ryco syntec filter.
Re: Oil for lifter tick/noise [Re: Nissan101] #4649332
01/28/18 06:04 PM
01/28/18 06:04 PM
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1/2 hr N.E. of Detroit
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The MBL8 Concentrated Oil Additive I found was $41 for 250ml.


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