Originally Posted by umoms
Wow so it takes a few hundred miles of driving for the oil to build up in the lifters? What oil detergent do you recommend?
No oil pressure light is on.
Any special tools to get to the lifters?
Does the oil light come on with the key? - before you start it?
The lifters try to fill instantly, but if your sludged up because the mensa who owned it b/4 you rarely changed the oil, you are gifted with the results of his ignorance.
(don't feel bad, it happens) - Now, you can tear down your motor, as I am, or try to resolve it over time.
don't get too radical with engine flushing, as it will rapidly break loose the sludge, plugging, grinding, generally adding wear & tear to your engine.
Go to the auto parts, buy ANY reputable engine flushing agent that states you can add and drive. -- these take longer to clean, but they are less likely to dissolve large chunks of crap.
The 15-40 Lipadj46 mentioned above is great oil, I use it, but I think given that your going to change it EVERY 500 MILES or so until the lifter(s) stop ticking, I'd use castrol gtx 10-40 high mileage/ anti-sludge. It may not be a big deal.
The main thing is to drain out the guck.
The K&N hp-3001 is an excellent oil filter, but @ $15, I went back to a WIX - 51068 - $8-10
In order to change the lifters, the whole top of the engine comes apart, valve covers, intake, fuel injection, valley cover, etc. No small job.
Again, you may be into it for another $100 this way, but I think it'll help resolve your lifter tick, if that's what it is.