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Old 09-02-2006, 20:39   #1 (permalink)
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Lifter noise in 5.4 ( my 1st post here, be gentle)

Howdy everybody! This is my 1st post so forgive me if this is in the wrong spot...

I have a 97 Expedition w/ a 5.4, 2WD, 125K and the lifters are rattling in the morning when I start it. It goes away in 15-20 seconds. The oil pressure reads good. I am using Exxon 5W30. The truck runs great but this is driving me nuts!!

Any suggestions. I ran some Marvel Mystery Oil through and it helped, but the noise is still there.

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Lifter noise in 5.4 ( my 1st post here, be gentle)

Are you using 5W20 motor oil? Those engines have close tolerances.
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Re: Lifter noise in 5.4 ( my 1st post here, be gentle)

The exact same thing was going on in my mustang. I just replaced the lifters..it's not back together yet, still wainting for the water pump but I'll let you know if it fixes it..
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I have a 99 i thought it was thr lifters also but i found out under the intake manifold the is a plastic casing that wraps around and it was loose and it was making the sound u might want to look in front where your intake manifold goes on and see if u have that plastic piece
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I have a 96 ford f150 and has been developing a problem that i'm not sure of what to do...at times, iit will spit and sputter and the gages goes crazy....the truck will shake...what i had did was before, let clutch in and give it more gas and it smooths out...but now it quiets running and have a rough time getting it started...the values ping at start up...got about 80,000 miles....anyone got any suggustions, please E-mail me at lgray0830@newwavecomm.net...any and all help, advise will be appreicated.....thanks
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Re: Lifter noise in 5.4 ( my 1st post here, be gentle)

I am also experiencing the same problem....Is the noise actually the lifters?

Could someone point me to a thread that deals with this?

Tried searching "rattles" but too much reading...LOL
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