Mechanics

STICKY LIFTER

2000 Pontiac Firebird

Noises problem
2000 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 63000 miles

My cars makes a tapping noise once in a while and the tapping gets louder as I excelerate It just started doing this but does not happen all the time. A mechanic said I have a sticky lifter and I should change the oil and use 2 qts. Of Lucas oil treatment when adding new oil. He said this would help loosen up the lifter since it only taps for short periods of time. Will this hurt my engine?
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Helena
September 17, 2008.




2 qts may be a little much, try 1 quartSometimes sticky lifters need to be replaced, so dont be shocked if it doesnt work, but it is worth a try

Tiny
Jack42
Sep 17, 2008.


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