As your engine gets older, you will get rattles in your valve train. From wear and maybe from your tappets (hydraulic lifters). The tappets sometimes get "dirty" or build-up on the surfaces of it. Then they do not perform as intended!
The tappets sorta work like a Hydraulic Jack but much faster!
When they drop down, due to the cams action, they sink into a OIL GALLEY, oil pressure "OPENS THEM" and RE-ADJUSTS THEM to take up the SLACK from WEAR in the push-rods, rocker arms, valve stems, cam, and even the mating surfaces of the tappet itself and this "ZEROS" each one to the Proper height. EVERY TIME IT GOES DOWN!
The Cool thing is, It "CLOSES" as it comes back up, closes like a hydraulic Jack. Then it starts pushing, the system, and Wah-lah. The valve opens
May can help you Squeeze out some more miles and help to quiet the ticking!
When you perform your OIL CHANGE, SUBSTITUTE, a QUART ofMarvel Mystery OILfor a quart of regular oil. This will CLEAN your Lifters (tappets). This may get rid of rocker-arm rattle completely. Or maybe not. But it will harm nothing!
The goal is to get the Tappets clean and Closing correctly as well as the "Opening"--Re-adjusting part too."MMO" does not need to be used every oil change
Next, My next oil change and "ALL" thereafter, I would use "LUCAS OIL STABILIZER" or "High Tack" (does not have to be the $$$ synthetic type). This is some thick stuff, may take 30 minutes to get it to all run out of the bottle.I set mine over the heat vent inside, for a while till I install it.
Stabilizer adds $$$ to your change, but it will prolong engine life. At least thats what I have experienced.
I use it in ALL OF MINE. Nothing is too good for "Mr. Jeep" ('77 CJ5) and "Willy" ('46 Willys)
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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 AT 5:53 AM