1990 Ford Ranger Lifter and oil

Tiny
CMOORE4069
  • 1990 FORD RANGER
  • 2.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 154,000 MILES

I just had the timing belt and thermostat replaced on a 90 ford ranger. Now I have lifter noise and I'm using oil. Why is is the lifters knocking and I'm using oil now? It has a small leak in in the rear main but not enough of a leak to use 2 quarts in 200 miles. My tail pipe looks like it is black from the smoke.

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Saturday, January 4th, 2014 AT 4:54 AM

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Tiny
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If it has only done this since the belt replacement then take it back and have the person that installed it recheck their work. It may be a seal and even low oil pressure causing the lifter noise. Or the lifter was worn in the first place.

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