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cure for noisy lifters on starting

Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by harry3, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. harry3

    harry3 New Member

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    nulon lifter quietner works for a while but a product called valvoline engine flush worked better for me
    you warm up the engine, put it into engine oil and leave engine idling for 10 minutes then replace oil and filter
     
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    Pub247 Well-Known Member

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    best cure it to take them out, pull them apart and clean them
     
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    Goon Scientific Tuning

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    really??? :dance:
     
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    jatsvl NEEDS MORE POWER!

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    we found that using the valvoline engine flush removes the black paint from the inside of the oil sump and clogs up the oil pickup which results is low oil pressure and oil pump failure.
     
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    Paiste402 My workin on the car face

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    why would there be paint in the sump? Im sure holden would have seen that was a bad idea the moment someone mentioned it.
     
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    lil_mickey LOUD AND PROUD

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    problem is it wasn't holden's doing... blame nissan...
     
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    jatsvl NEEDS MORE POWER!

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    many engine manufacturers paint the inside of the oil sumps, take some off and you will see alot of them are painted black, now there are alot of alloy sumps on more modern cars that are not painted.
     
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    H1GHROLLR CHEMICALLY SUPERCHARGED

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    never have i ever seen paint on the inside
     
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    VL Berlina 5speed Apprentice Panel Pusher

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    vl sumps are painted black on the inside
    when i had mine of to replace it because of a big dent, the bottom area had all flaked off while the rest above oil level was still painted

    i had tryed many bottle of lifter free before so its possible that was the cause, might not be though
     
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    H1GHROLLR CHEMICALLY SUPERCHARGED

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    far out thats a stupid idea hey unreal
     
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    detox_nath83 Another VL Driver

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    i was just looking at my sump(Spare Engine) it looks like it has a layer of paint as i could scratch through to bare metal.(Yes i have degreased and cleaned the pan and not scratching through built up oil:thumbsup:)
     

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    I will keep an eye on the oil pressure gauge
     

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