Quote: Before you go to the time/trouble/money expenditure of replacing your lifters, pick up a can of Seafoam at your local Autozone and add it to your oil. Run it for several hundred miles then change your oil using good oil & a quality filter (I'd recommend Mobil 1 synthetic oil & a Purolator Pure One filter). The Seafoam has some serious detergents and will remove gunk and varnish that may be clogging your lash adjusters or hiding anywhere else in your oil system.
If it doesn't fix your problem then you'll be at the same point you are now, but with a clean crankcase and 7500 miles to go until your next oil change.
Do I risk additional damage if the lifters are loud on cold start up and I drive it anyway. The loudness goes away but that does not mean it's not causing problems? rather not have to replace valves too.
I do think I am going to change the oil again and get better oil this time. should I still run 10w30
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