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    Valvetrain noise after changing oil !!

    After changing my oil, I noticed a lot more valvetrain noise. Is this normal with synthetic oil or do I have a problem.
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    Did you have the old oil in for an extended amount of time?

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    I don't think so, maybe 3200 or 3300 miles at most

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    Synthetics tend to actually clean the old slug out of the motor...so you might get a little more noise

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    Thanks, it runs perfect. It just ticks when I set a red light or just let it set at idle for like 3 or 4 minutes.

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    are you sure you put new oil in, cuz that would prolly cause some noice. j/k prolly nothing it less its really loud

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    what kidna tick? it's prolly piston slap-but i wanna make sure you don't ahve a busted lifter.

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    i've noticed the same thing.seems regular oils are better at hiding noise than synthetic's are.if i run reg pennzoil i hear nothing,if i run pennzoil platinum(the best oil ever made that turns you into an instant chick magnet)i hear the valve train constantly if i listen closely.i mix half regular half synthetic when i change oil,this seems to be a happy medium.a little noisy but sounds normal.its nothing worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoMommasTA
    i've noticed the same thing.seems regular oils are better at hiding noise than synthetic's are.if i run reg pennzoil i hear nothing,if i run pennzoil platinum(the best oil ever made that turns you into an instant chick magnet)i hear the valve train constantly if i listen closely.i mix half regular half synthetic when i change oil,this seems to be a happy medium.a little noisy but sounds normal.its nothing worry about.
    You know they sell this wonderful thing if you like that, called sythetic blend lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_driver1
    You know they sell this wonderful thing if you like that, called sythetic blend lol
    really?you mean the blend thats twice the price it should be?thats 15% synthetic at best?that i can make for alot less?that i can control and know how much synthetic is mixed with the regular oil?you mean that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoMommasTA
    really?you mean the blend thats twice the price it should be?thats 15% synthetic at best?that i can make for alot less?that i can control and know how much synthetic is mixed with the regular oil?you mean that one?
    Man you are hard to convince, I bet you don't buy 50/50 premixed antifreeze either

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    I don't curr who ye arrr, dats funny raght thurr

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    the mixed antifreeze i buy.the blend oils i don't because its more of a sales gimmick than a real product.most blends they do not list the % of each oil.plus like i said if you price it and do the math you make your own blend alot cheaper,plus control the % of each.I usually mix 25% synthetic to 75% regular.plus if you use pennzoil platinum(the best oil ever made that turns you into a instant chick magnet)you can save some gas money.i get really good mileage in all my cars + all the hot chicks dig me and give me gas money.
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    So instead of $9 a gallon antifreeze, you buy a $7 half gallon and half a gallon of water? OR is there some magic at work in premix that I don't know about, I was making a joke about the premix, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by z_driver1
    Man you are hard to convince, I bet you don't buy 50/50 premixed antifreeze either
    ahahahhahha....anyone that buys that premix is a tard

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoMommasTA
    the mixed antifreeze i buy..
    ooops....

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    well till you buy 1 gal then go buy 1 gal steam distilled water,mix it up and fart around.its easier to buy the premixed.

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    distilled walmart water is good enough for me at .75 a gallon, at the end of the day it's still just a machine, a big hunk of metal

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    unless you don't care what you put into your car and use plain tap water mixed with antifreeze<not wise

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    I don't use tap water, but I don't go overkill either, but I understand that overkill is in the eye of the beholder

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