[ROVERNET - UK] oil anyone?

Ron Morey morey814 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 4 02:28:26 BST 2004

Mike, I think you are likely to find the oil flush and change will not 
assist you. That is unless you know the lifters do not have many miles on 
them. The job of changing lifters is actually pretty simple on the V8. You 
can also buy them for pretty cheap prices. You may find that there are 
lifters with pits. Disassembly is the only sure way to know. That way you 
can avoid additional cam wear. If you are afraid of knowing, I can empathize 
with that, then go for the flush and oil change and just let it warm up 
before driving. All the best, Ron.

>From: Mike Shaddick <mikshdik at ozemail.com.au>
>Reply-To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>To: rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com
>Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] oil anyone?
>Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2004 16:38:24 +1000
>  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.
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