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Old 09-14-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com
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noisy valves

My car is having noisy valves at cold start up when it is 95 - 107
degrees outside. I've been hearing the noisy valves and lifters upon
startup ever since i've moved to this other part of the country where
it gets so damn hot. The owners manual specificaly states that only
5W20 oil should ever be used.

I'm thinking of either adding LUCAS oil treatment to it next oil change
or simply doing nothing and dismissing this as normal for where I now
live.

Where I used to live had a year round steady temperature between 60 and
70. Now that I'm in a different region it gets to be 100, as soon as
it's winter I'll see some freezing temperatures that allow sleet to
form.

The auto has recieved quality servicing for it's whole life.

What should I do?


'02 Taurus DURATEC V6

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Old 09-14-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
James C. Reeves
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Re: noisy valves

Wouldn't a 02 still be under warranty? Or did it just run out? Sounds like
sticking lifters, Were they ever oil starved?

<eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1126739824.038926.26200@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> My car is having noisy valves at cold start up when it is 95 - 107
> degrees outside. I've been hearing the noisy valves and lifters upon
> startup ever since i've moved to this other part of the country where
> it gets so damn hot. The owners manual specificaly states that only
> 5W20 oil should ever be used.
>
> I'm thinking of either adding LUCAS oil treatment to it next oil change
> or simply doing nothing and dismissing this as normal for where I now
> live.
>
> Where I used to live had a year round steady temperature between 60 and
> 70. Now that I'm in a different region it gets to be 100, as soon as
> it's winter I'll see some freezing temperatures that allow sleet to
> form.
>
> The auto has recieved quality servicing for it's whole life.
>
> What should I do?
>
>
> '02 Taurus DURATEC V6
>



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Old 09-14-2005, 20:01   #3 (permalink)
nospam.clare.nce@sny.der.on.ca
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Re: noisy valves

On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:39:02 -0400, "James C. Reeves"
<jcnospam@nospam.com> wrote:

>Wouldn't a 02 still be under warranty? Or did it just run out? Sounds like
>sticking lifters, Were they ever oil starved?
>
><eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>news:1126739824.038926.26200@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> My car is having noisy valves at cold start up when it is 95 - 107
>> degrees outside. I've been hearing the noisy valves and lifters upon
>> startup ever since i've moved to this other part of the country where
>> it gets so damn hot. The owners manual specificaly states that only
>> 5W20 oil should ever be used.
>>
>> I'm thinking of either adding LUCAS oil treatment to it next oil change
>> or simply doing nothing and dismissing this as normal for where I now
>> live.
>>
>> Where I used to live had a year round steady temperature between 60 and
>> 70. Now that I'm in a different region it gets to be 100, as soon as
>> it's winter I'll see some freezing temperatures that allow sleet to
>> form.
>>
>> The auto has recieved quality servicing for it's whole life.
>>
>> What should I do?
>>
>>
>> '02 Taurus DURATEC V6


At 95-105F I'd be draining the 5W20 and putting in something a bit
more substantial. The 5 isn't doing squat for you at that temperature.
10W40 or even 20W50 will NOT hurt the engine at that temperature - but
it might cost you 1/2 a mile per gallon.More likely about 1/10. For
the winter, you will want the thin stuff.
>>

>


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Old 09-14-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
Jim Warman
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Re: noisy valves

Be aware that the 5W20 recommendation is not an "across the board"
recommendation for all fo Fords gasoline engines. I rarely get to work on
cars so each time I service something like a Taurus or such, I need to
consult my toolbox chart (they told me that something was the first thing to
go and I can't remember what it was....).

All things aside, included in your owners manual will be a chart showing
what oils can be considered across different ambient temps.... not sure
where it's hidden in there, but it is there...

HTH

FWIW, you can PM me your VIN and I can see if there is anything on OASIS
about it...


<eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:1126739824.038926.26200@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> My car is having noisy valves at cold start up when it is 95 - 107
> degrees outside. I've been hearing the noisy valves and lifters upon
> startup ever since i've moved to this other part of the country where
> it gets so damn hot. The owners manual specificaly states that only
> 5W20 oil should ever be used.
>
> I'm thinking of either adding LUCAS oil treatment to it next oil change
> or simply doing nothing and dismissing this as normal for where I now
> live.
>
> Where I used to live had a year round steady temperature between 60 and
> 70. Now that I'm in a different region it gets to be 100, as soon as
> it's winter I'll see some freezing temperatures that allow sleet to
> form.
>
> The auto has recieved quality servicing for it's whole life.
>
> What should I do?
>
>
> '02 Taurus DURATEC V6
>



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Old 09-14-2005, 21:01   #5 (permalink)
FanJet
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Re: noisy valves

eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com wrote:
> My car is having noisy valves at cold start up when it is 95 - 107
> degrees outside. I've been hearing the noisy valves and lifters upon
> startup ever since i've moved to this other part of the country where
> it gets so damn hot. The owners manual specificaly states that only
> 5W20 oil should ever be used.
>
> I'm thinking of either adding LUCAS oil treatment to it next oil
> change or simply doing nothing and dismissing this as normal for
> where I now live.
>
> Where I used to live had a year round steady temperature between 60
> and
> 70. Now that I'm in a different region it gets to be 100, as soon as
> it's winter I'll see some freezing temperatures that allow sleet to
> form.
>
> The auto has recieved quality servicing for it's whole life.
>
> What should I do?
>
>
> '02 Taurus DURATEC V6



If it's just at startup, you could be hearing the timing chains. That's
harmless. 5W20 is fine too but 5W30 would be as good.


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Old 09-15-2005, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
Mike Hunter
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Re: noisy valves

Try adding a quart of transmission fluid to the engine. It works great at
cleaning lifters. Run it for a few hundred miles then change the oil.
Tranny fluid is loaded with detergent that will clean well and not hurt the
engine


mike



<nospam.clare.nce@sny.der.on.ca> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:39:02 -0400, "James C. Reeves"
> <jcnospam@nospam.com> wrote:
>
>>Wouldn't a 02 still be under warranty? Or did it just run out? Sounds
>>like
>>sticking lifters, Were they ever oil starved?
>>
>><eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
>>news:1126739824.038926.26200@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>>> My car is having noisy valves at cold start up when it is 95 - 107
>>> degrees outside. I've been hearing the noisy valves and lifters upon
>>> startup ever since i've moved to this other part of the country where
>>> it gets so damn hot. The owners manual specificaly states that only
>>> 5W20 oil should ever be used.
>>>
>>> I'm thinking of either adding LUCAS oil treatment to it next oil change
>>> or simply doing nothing and dismissing this as normal for where I now
>>> live.
>>>
>>> Where I used to live had a year round steady temperature between 60 and
>>> 70. Now that I'm in a different region it gets to be 100, as soon as
>>> it's winter I'll see some freezing temperatures that allow sleet to
>>> form.
>>>
>>> The auto has recieved quality servicing for it's whole life.
>>>
>>> What should I do?
>>>
>>>
>>> '02 Taurus DURATEC V6

>
> At 95-105F I'd be draining the 5W20 and putting in something a bit
> more substantial. The 5 isn't doing squat for you at that temperature.
> 10W40 or even 20W50 will NOT hurt the engine at that temperature - but
> it might cost you 1/2 a mile per gallon.More likely about 1/10. For
> the winter, you will want the thin stuff.
>>>

>>

>



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