OK so my Daytona runs 18-20PSI at Hot Idle, goes to 45+ at operating revs and such. Seems I have a bit off lifter "click" both hot and cold but only at dead idle.
I am thinking about going with a slightly heavier oil (Castrol Syntec 10w-40) but the owners manual says to run 5w-20 or the MDS may not work properly.
I have the 8yr-80k mile warranty and it's a "Certified" car, so if it pukes a lifter, it's dodge's problem, but it bugs me!
I also thought about some Lucas Synthetic additive. I have used it before and think it's a pretty good product.
Does anybody else have a noisy lifter or two? What oil is everybody else running?
Am I just being WAY to anal about the lifter noise?
More iritated than concerned about it, a little feedback please?
I have a little lifter/injector noise - not worried about it. I would use the oil advised by the manufacturer TBH - especially as you have the extended warranty. You don't need to put additives into a good quality synthetic oil IMHO. I am running Mobil1.
I think you might be worrying over nothing, but if it is bugging you that much, try popping it into the dealer and get them to adjust the tappets?
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Re: OIl Press and lifter noise
That noise has bothered me since day one. Everyone says its normal, and we have to live with the imfamous HEMI tick. If I knew for sure that a heavier oil would help I'd do it. If all I lost was MDS its not a big deal for me, just as long as no other damage came along with the use of 10-30 or 10-40 oil.
I dropped a quart of Lucas full synthetic and it quieted down for a bit, along with a corresponding rise in Oil Pressure. Once everything got mixed good and the engine/oil went through several heat cool cycles and got ****genized well.....the noise came back just like before.
I wouldn't recommend going with heavier oil as just adding the Lucas raised my pressure to 50psi at idle and 70psi at cruise and under accelleration. Once it all settled down it;s back to 20 at idle and 45 or so at cruise.
A heavier weight oil would not settle down and that's WAY too much pressure if the pump/oiling system is not designed for it.
SSSOOoooooooo..............learn to love the "Hemi Tick!"
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