Well my first guess was lifter tick, but even for lifter tick that seems a bit loud. That's why I was wondering if he has low oil problems. I would expect a little ticking on cold morning until the oil heats up, but that still seems a bit loud.Freak Show said:Don't you people think that's a little too loud to be lifter tick? It does sound like it though...........does it go away somewhat after warm-up? Do you have any power loss?
edit: On second review of the tape I'm pretty sure it's lifter tick.
lots try every oil mix trick in the book to no avail. Reason being is that it is bad design by Mitsu, the oil feed holes are just too small, replaceing the peice itself cures it every time and insures it will not come back.Rebel said:actually, you don't even need to go that far to get the noise to go away. Wickeddrew used 1 quart atf with dyno oil for 1000 miles and changed it again. Then put rislone and dyno oil in with no atf to keep cleaning. ATF has lots of detergents to help clean out those holes in the lifter so oil can get in. If ur optimistic about the atf then just run rislone and you should see a change over time.