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#1 Old 09-01-2006, 09:42 AM
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OIl Press and lifter noise

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?

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#2 Old 09-01-2006, 10:22 AM
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Re: OIl Press and lifter noise

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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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#3 Old 09-01-2006, 12:14 PM
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Re: OIl Press and lifter noise

Yeah, It's still on the oil the dealer put in when they serviced it on receipt from daimler-chrysler. I'll go to a correct weight full synthetic at the first change.

I too think I am worrying over nothing, I tend to think every little noise is a catostrophic engine failure waiting to happen... BUT then I go and HAMMER on it anyway...!!!

I just wanted to make sure nobody was goin' to say they puked a rod or something 500miles after hearing a similiar noise.

Besides, I'm old school with a capital "O" and am not accustomed to injector popping noises and such. Now that I think about it it's possible it's an injector that's a bit noisy.

Just consider me paranoid..

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Re: OIl Press and lifter noise

You're probably hearing the infamous "Hemi-Tick". These engines do have quite noisy lifters and valvetrains. If you pull the engince shroud off, the noticability increases substantially.

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Re: OIl Press and lifter noise

i thought the lifters and cams were supposed to make a distinctive sound anyways...


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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.

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Re: OIl Press and lifter noise

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.

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Could it be the MSD decoupling the lifters that you are hearing at idle? Anyway that is what I keep telling myself what it is.....

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Never thought of that. Mybe so. Anyway, now that I know it's a common thing, I'm not going to worry about it. The noise goes away as soon as the rear tires light up!! Hooray for my S/C Flashpaq!
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Could it be the MSD decoupling the lifters that you are hearing at idle? Anyway that is what I keep telling myself what it is.....

MDS does NOT function at idle. The paramters do not exist - one of the parameters is oil pressure - it needs about 45psi oil pressure before it will engage.
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