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ticking lifter only on hot starts

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    ticking lifter only on hot starts

    My car has developed a lifter that sounds like it is not getting oil, Is this a lifter problem it does not do it all the time never develops when I am driving only happens on the start up sometimes then just goes away. Do I need to change the lifters or is this even the lifters?

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    Sounds like piston slap to me.

    What kind of oil do you use?

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    only on hot starts huh ? if it was only on cold starts i would then suggest piston slap ..but i dont know

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Sounds like piston slap to me.

    What kind of oil do you use?
    damn it josh!

    he said on hot starts..if so then i doubt it would be piston slap..but yea if it isnt then i think it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    damn it josh!

    he said on hot starts..if so then i doubt it would be piston slap..but yea if it isnt then i think it is


    lol.


    Well, I have a lifter in my truck that does that hot start thing. Sound exactly like piston slap, but t/a will make a bit of clacking sound till the oil gets around everywhere even on hot starts. She got a ton of miles though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    lol.


    Well, I have a lifter in my truck that does that hot start thing. Sound exactly like piston slap, but t/a will make a bit of clacking sound till the oil gets around everywhere even on hot starts. She got a ton of miles though.
    only has about 18,000miles, When it does it if I shut it off and restart it sometimes it will go away.
    I had been running royal purple but from what I read I have since changed to Amsoil 0w30.
    Last edited by TryMe; 07-16-2009 at 05:50 PM.

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    Mine is a 02 and it does the same thing.

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