Australian Ford Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
EF Falcon Guy: It's only got about 127.000 on it.
ebxr8240: Not sure. Probably Ryco.
Tickford 2001: I checked out lifter prices when I got it about 9 months ago and best I could find then was around $28 I think. Reco ones were around $15-16. The manual says they're not repairable, but I found someone selling reco kits at one stage. Haven't pulled one apart so I don't know what's in them or how you'd reco it. I liked the XF ones - about $6 each new the last time I bought them maybe five years ago. Nearly had a heart attack when I found out the EA price.
I'm afraid this is another of my self-induced stuff-ups by ignoring the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" rule.
When I got it at 117,000 it was tappetty and I gave it some engine flush and short interval oil and filter changes and cured it, so not a defective lifter problem.
I always change oil and filter at max 5,000k intervals, and often sacrifice some oil and filter to get all the crap out.
At the last change, like an idiot, I fell for the advice on the flush can to give it a flush at every change. Immediate lifter noise on start up and been there since, but usually dies after about 5 - 10 mins, especially if some highish revs put in. I thought I'd shifted some gunk into a lifter, but now I'm wondering if maybe I'd shifted it somewhere else in the oil feed system and was starving a lifter(s) somehow.