[ROVERNET - UK] oil anyone?

Kent Kinard kkinard at swbell.net
Sat Oct 2 14:42:28 BST 2004

Hi Mike,
I think it's a waste of time and petroleum products.
Before replacing the lifter{s) however, measure the
lift at the lobes.  If you're going into the engine
that far, it's probably time for a cam and timing set
as well.

Kent K.
--- Mike Shaddick <mikshdik at ozemail.com.au> wrote:

>  At least one tappet (hydraulic lifter) rattles like
> blazes, especially
> when the engine is cold.
> The oil I have been using is Penrite HPR 30, which
> is a 20/60 multigrade.
> My inclination is to give the motor a good flush
> with a commercial flush
> additive followed by a second flush with light (sae
> 10) and then to fill
> with straight sae30 (asb Fritz) - with a Nulon
> Teflon additive.
> This is to avoid stripping the top end down to get
> at the lifter (s) and
> replacing it (them)
> Please let me have your thoughts.
> kanjane
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