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post #1 of 4 Old 09-07-2008, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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I noticed after I changed oil that there seems to be a lot more lifter noise. At least I think it is. I replaced the gaskets on the uppipes, as well as new bolts on the bottom of the uppipe. There does not seem to be any exhaust leaks around the exhaust manifold.

Since I do have 200700 miles on my engine, it wouldn't surprise me if something was starting to go, but I am hoping that it is something simple.I switched to Rotella T on this oil change after running Esso XD-3 on the last oil change. Is this a common noise from guys running Rotella?

Has anyone ran anything through their engines to clean them up? (I recall the old farmer trick of filling the crankcase up with diesel fuel on old gasoline engines and cranking them over for a bit). I have no intentions on running diesel through my engine, but I am open to any ideas.

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Rotella T 15-40 works well. No engine noise. Are you sure it's the lifters?

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I don't know for sure , but it sounds like them. Its quiet up to about 1500rpm, then gradually gets louder. It is real loud at around 2500.

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I've heard of people using a quart or two of transmission fluid in their engines to clean it up. It has a lot of detergent in it. What I have heard is done is add the tranny fluid to a system that is a little low, then run it for a few minutes, then drain and change the oil and filter.

Never done this myself.. I know you can get crank case flush stuff from the parts stores too.

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