ok I just did that and it did seem to help I used a Purolator (sic?) filter
and used high mileage Pennzoil 10w-30 in it. the tick was there at first for
about 5 seconds as bad as it as been then it dropped to just a minor tick,
then after about 2 minutes it was gone and the motor sounds good. oil
pressure is about halfway just like always.but its not as cold here as it
has been to. its only been about 55 or 60 here all day.
I'll just have to wait and see what happens from here.
truck does have 111K on it so I'm expecting something's to start going wrong
"Steve W." wrote in message
> Defiant wrote:
>> Hey guys my wife's 04 dodge Dakota 3.7L V6 truck has just developed a
>> what I
>> think is a lifter tick when cold. when you first crank it up in the
>> it has a very noticeable tick from the right (passenger side) hand
>> bank its not a rattle or a big thump just a tick that goes away after
>> 3 to 5 minutes. after that its good all day long no problems at all till
>> let it sit for awhile.
>> then it might make a tick for maybe just a sec or 2 then its gone.
>> we use either Castrol 10w-40 or Pennzoil 10w-40 in it and usually a fram
>> tough guard filter oil is changed frequently as she drives about 200
>> miles a
>> any ideas as what this problem is and what I need to do to fix it.
>> I'm thinking a lifter that's loosing prime over night or leaking down.
>> truck runs fine other wise. no other problems at all. I'm not familiar
>> this engine at all I'm assuming since I've seen some engine specs on the
>> on this motor its OHC and not OHV (pushrod?).I added some marvel mystery
>> to it Thursday night and it seemed to help some and I'm planning on
>> the oil this weekend I'm just curious as to what the problem might be and
>> what the fix is I have to keep this truck on the road as it is her work
>> truck and she needs it very much.
>> thanks in advance,Charles
> First, change the oil and filter. Get a Wix or NAPA Gold filter (same
> item) and try that. Use a full synthetic oil and see if it dissolves any
> sludge in the lifter galley.
> Steve W.
> Near Cooperstown, New York
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