Piston slap normally goes away after a few minutes but alifter will as well if it pumps up. A lifter sounds more like a ticking but a piston is a lowr sounding tick that goes away and is only heard on startup until the engine gets about100 degrees or so.
August, 28, 2012 AT 3:02 PM
The ticking sound doesn't go away as the engine warms up. It quiets down a bit, but is still there when I accelerate. This morning I went 25 miles on the freeway, then when I got off I noticed the tick was still there as I accelerated away from the stop light on the off ramp. It wasn't as noticable, but it was still there. Does that sound more like a lifter? Maybe something I can quiet down with an oil additive?
August, 28, 2012 AT 3:26 PM
You might try sea foam but normally they don't sdo much good have a pro look into it so he could give you a better opinion
August, 28, 2012 AT 7:10 PM
OFFERING MY OPINIONS/ OTHER OPTIONS......DON'T HAVE TO TAKE 'EM!
A LIFTER (NOT A GOOD TERM, AS SOME ARE SOLID AND ARE MANUALLY ADJUSTED, AND THIS DOES CRAP BELOW WOULD NOT APPLY!)
I'M GONNA SORTA DISCUSS........MORE LIKE A "TAPPET" OR WHAT A LOT OF PEOPLE CALL A "HYDRAULIC LIFTER" IS A COMPLICATED LITTLE CHUNK OF METAL(S)....IT WORKS ON THE LINES OF A HYDRAULIC JACK LIFTING AND LETTING DOWN.....BUT IN BETWEEN, IT RE-ADJUSTS ON EVERY DOWN STROKE IT MAKES
.....NORMALLY AFTER A "CORRECT, INITIAL SET UP" THEY NEED NO ADJUSTING AND LAST MOST, IF NOT THE ENGINE'S LIFE, IF SERVICES/MAINTENANCE ARE DONE ON SCHEDULE. THE OIL'S CLEANLINESS IS A BIG FACTOR......THERE ARE ALSO THOSE: IT'S MECHANICAL,...THINGS DO MESS UP FOR NO REASON, OR SO IT SEEMS!