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Old 12-07-2001, 11:14 PM
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Sticky lifter 302

Hey Kingfisher,
The motor is essentially stock (rebuilt), other than a mild cam and holly 600cfm carb. I honestly don't know the year because the truck was a 300 straight 6 from the factory. It runs like a dream, just has that annoying tick. I know its not exhaust, I can hear it from the left front of the intake and head. The only thing I can figure is a rocker needs a slight tightening or a lifter is bad somehow. BEN....


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Old 12-07-2001, 11:21 PM
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Sticky lifter 302

Hey Kingfisher,
Forgot to add..... You seem to be quite knowledgable of automotives, so I figured I'd have you take a look at 2 other questions I posted in the small block catagory. If you dont mind that is. They are titled "Marine 302" and "Diffrent size spark plugs"

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Old 04-07-2017, 02:39 PM
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Free sticky lifter

I read some of the post here about freeing a sticky lifter in a ford f-150 302 motor. Well actually it's a 5.1 or 2 or something like that but is still the 302 block.
I was traveling from Willcox Arizona to Idaho and pulling my 22 foot travel trailer. Lots and lots of hills and mountain climbs.


I am stranded at Kemmerer, Wyoming while I wait for my Va disability check on the first. Gas mileage in the xlt does not fair well. Even off the lot brand new it only gets 11 miles per in the city and 16 on the highway. Now add several 100 more lbs. This went through my check quickly.


Any way, I started the truck up this morning and heard a lifter tic.
I read some of the post and they said it could be many different things that cause a similar noise, such as exhaust leak or plugged push rod.


But I checked the oil and it has not used any on the trip. I did have to put half quart of tranny fluid in it back in Willcox before I left so I just happened to have the other half of that fluid left.


Some of you mentioned Marvel mystery oil and a few other high dollar tricks. I decided to try the cheap one first.


So I took the oil filler cap off the valve cover and poured in a quarter of the tranny fluid and waited 30 seconds and then started the truck. I poured in the other quarter while the motor ran. It took all of 20 more seconds and the noise is gone.


I would like to know how long can I run it on the road before I need to change the oil out. Remember, I am pinching penny's until the first and can not afford to change the oil until then.


I also put engine cleaner in another ford truck which was using some oil. About a quart every 500 miles. That was a bad choice.. It cleaned the rings of all the sludge and gunk and the truck smoked like a sieve after that and I had to rebuild the motor. But thats another story.


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Old 04-07-2017, 02:51 PM
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I wouldn't call Marvel's "high dollar" exactly. It's claimed by the manufacturer it can be left in the crankcase indefinitely, replacing 1 quart out of 5, of the regular oil. It does work good for sticky valves, lifters, rings etc.
 
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Old 04-07-2017, 08:07 PM
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My apologies...
I didn't mean to sound like I was ragging on any ones suggestions or products.
I was just meaning to say I already had the 1/2 quart of tranny fluid and any product would be higher then me putting out more cash. After all, I haven't even tried Marvel mystery oil. But in my situation--10 bucks is more then I need to let go of if I can help it.


I will say this though. Any time I ever tried gas treatment to help a spitting carb or fuel injector with ejector cleaner I have never seen a bit of difference except my wallet was lighter so I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to quick fixes.


But for once it appears the quick fix did the trick for me. I will see if it holds.


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No apologies needed, sounds like transmission fluid works, though marvels is made for the purpose, fwiw.
 
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