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This is a discussion on lucas oil treatment for lifter tap within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; what do you guys think of this stuff for clearing up lifter tap? i did a cam/header/spring swap and have ...

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    lucas oil treatment for lifter tap

    what do you guys think of this stuff for clearing up lifter tap? i did a cam/header/spring swap and have some lifter tap on the driver side bank when it warms up. it gets kind of loud at times and then quiets back down. but like i said only when it warms up, not at cold start up.

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    You shouldn't need any oil additives. How do you know the noise you hear is lifter tap? You just put a bigger cam in a notoriously noisy engine and made it noisier. If your lifter is really smacking a lobe on the cam I wouldn't even run the engine. Lucas wouldn't help.

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    i know what lifter tap sounds like. and i've had several people swear by this stuff, and not just some joe schmoe a few of them that have knowledge in this dept. i was just wandering if anyone had used it in our cars and how it worked for them.

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    Did you put new lifters in at that time?
    It may b-time for new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracker9118 View Post
    Did you put new lifters in at that time?
    It may b-time for new ones.
    no i didnt put new lifters in at the time. but it seems like it's not as bad as it was. thats why i'm thinking if use some of the lucas stuff it would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-bowties&abird View Post
    what do you guys think of this stuff for clearing up lifter tap? i did a cam/header/spring swap and have some lifter tap on the driver side bank when it warms up. it gets kind of loud at times and then quiets back down. but like i said only when it warms up, not at cold start up.

    that sounds like one of your rockers isn't on right... retorque your rockers again and see if that doesn't fix it... it won't hurt nothing to start your car with the valve covers off... just put some towles down for oil squirting...

    if you have lifter tap you should replace the lifter... oil is not going ot make it better... it's just more or less masking it...

    is your SES light on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    that sounds like one of your rockers isn't on right... retorque your rockers again and see if that doesn't fix it... it won't hurt nothing to start your car with the valve covers off... just put some towles down for oil squirting...

    if you have lifter tap you should replace the lifter... oil is not going ot make it better... it's just more or less masking it...

    is your SES light on?
    no ses light on. i dont think its the rocker arm because when it idles you can hear the lifter tap faintly, and its coming from down low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-bowties&abird View Post
    no ses light on. i dont think its the rocker arm because when it idles you can hear the lifter tap faintly, and its coming from down low.
    try the good old screw driver trick (use it like a stethascope)... taht should help decide a bit more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-bowties&abird View Post
    no i didnt put new lifters in at the time. but it seems like it's not as bad as it was. thats why i'm thinking if use some of the lucas stuff it would help.
    Ooops, i can't believe you put old lifters on a new cam.....
    Congratulations, you just ruined your camshaft..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olde Skoole View Post
    Ooops, i can't believe you put old lifters on a new cam.....
    Congratulations, you just ruined your camshaft..
    You're still a moron. Changing lifters necesary on hydraulic roller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olde Skoole View Post
    Ooops, i can't believe you put old lifters on a new cam.....
    Congratulations, you just ruined your camshaft..
    i was told that it was not something that had to be done on an ls1 when you do a cam swap. do you care to enlighten me or just criticize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-bowties&abird View Post
    i was told that it was not something that had to be done on an ls1 when you do a cam swap. do you care to enlighten me or just criticize.
    YOUR RIGHT YOU DONT HAVE TO I HAVE SWAP OUT MORE THEN ONE CAM & WITH THE SAME LIFTERS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-bowties&abird View Post
    i was told that it was not something that had to be done on an ls1 when you do a cam swap. do you care to enlighten me or just criticize.
    GO TO WWW.TPIS.COM MASTERS ON THE LS1/LS2 & SO ON ASK THEM THIS IS WARE I GET MOST OF MY PARTS & THEY DONT GIVE YOU ANY BULLSHIT.
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