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vlcrazy

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Hey Guys, new member here cool site. Just wanting to know i know its a common problem with 2 & 3 L. I own 4 of them and they all have noisy lifters i heard that you cant fix it, so i was wondering if you guys can give me some ideas on what u guys have done to quiet your lifters? Cheers any info will be great :)
 

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welcome
my VL 6cyl engine lifters were quietened by nulon lifter free and tune up. this is despite changing the engine oil and filter often
 

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Cheers for the info dude, might head down Repco and buy some. :thumbsup:
 

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use a thicker oil and lifter free quitend my vr v6 a while back :) good luck
 

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yeah sweet, got 15/40 atm. thinking of givng it a oil change aswell as nulon lifter free. Cheers.
 

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15/40, i think my vr is sposed to use 25w/50 but i use fully synthetic 10w/50 and its very quiet.. dont use castrol magnetec. nulon lifter free is cheaper at supercheap :p
 

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Mine were worn on the top where the rocker arm pushes on them, so i pulled them out and honed them flat again with an oil stone that is meant for sharpening knives and axes. It took a while to do but it worked.
It could be just the excuse you need to put a new cam and lifters in it.
 

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cheers for info guys i found another page with pleanty of info but any other info would be great.
 

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if you go to www.calaisturbo.com.au, in the TECH section there are a couple of articles that outline how you can clean your lifters, which can fix/help the problem caused when the oil hole fills up with crap
 
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