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lifters?

Discussion in 'PT Cruiser' started by miller, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. miller

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    I have a 2002 pt cruiser non turbo, auto trans. the head was rebuilt, after the car sits over nite and I start it, it starts right up but I have the lifters clacking/tapping. this goes on for about 2 mins then it goes away, seems like the oil got to the lifters, the oil is 10-30 w. any guess as to how to quite this down??? what is wrong. thanks miller
     
  2. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    How cold is it out, where you are? Are you using conventional or synthetic oil? Synthetic flows better in cold, reaches the valvetrain faster.
     
  3. miller

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    I am in New Jersey temp is 45 now,..I tried synthetic same results, I now have 10-30 w conventional oil,..thanks for the reply.
     
  4. ImperialCrown

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    It may not even be the lifters.
    An exhaust manifold leak can 'tick' like a lifter when cold for a minute or two.
    Some 2.0L and 2.4L engines had wrist pin slap in the upper block that happened when cold. They could be misdiagnosed as lifters.
    Cams and lifters were usually dependable on these engines.
     
  5. 06PTElectricBlue

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    Shouldn't you be using 5W-30?
     
  6. miller

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    thanks for the replies....I had 5w 30 in it and it did the same thing.
     

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