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Old 05-25-2012, 10:55 AM
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Help with lifter making a tapping noise??

My son has a 1995 chevy 1500 z71 350 small block. At times the lifter on the driverside will start sticking and start making a noise. I was told I could add some trans-fluid to the oil and it might make the lifter pump back up,or quit sticking. im not sure how much to add or if i should even try it. any advice would be great. thanks.

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Old 05-25-2012, 06:03 PM
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Being a 95 its prolly got a flat tappet cam and the lobe is worn, best bet is replace the cam and lifters. with the **** oil we have nowadays to go with our **** gas, you either have to run racing oil, or regular oil with a zinc additive, gone are the days of running regular oil only for flat tappet cams. to do so now is running on borrowed time.
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