Hello, wondering if anyone has noisy lifters on the '04 galant 4cyl. i have 35,000 miles and it ticks like crazy.
I'm taking it to the dealer next week, but thought i might try here first since, well, dealers are dealers.
Old message, but Important; The engine needs 5W-20 viscosity oil. If Spiffy lube or other lube place puts 10W-30 or 40 that could be the problem.
I've got a 93 Mazda pickup. Ten years ago I put 20W-50 Castrol GTX in it and the valves clacked like crazy, had to drain it and go back to 10W-30 (like the manual said).
Hydraulic lifters and variable valve designs need the right viscosity oil.
Are you sure it isn't pre-ignition or pinging at lower RPM in hot weather with the AC on? This is a high compression 4 cylinder, you really should be putting high octane in, 91 or above. I've heard lots of 4 cylinders from Honda and Toyota pinging up a hill because the driver bought cheapest gas.
Seriously though...make sure you use 5W-20 viscosity. Mobil 1 synthetic or even better than that AMSOIL synthetic.
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