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Posted: Feb 18 2012, 06:31 PM
Group: Std. Member
Member No.: 6,425
Joined: 24-January 12
hey guys, i've noticed this a while ago but when i start my car i hear a ticking noise from the engine. As i accelerate the ticking noise gets louder.
The car i drive is a is300.
now im not too sure but as far as i know i think its the lifters causing this.
I think its because i gave my car into the local mechanic to get it serviced and they used cheap oil.
So my main question is how do i get rid of this. mind you the car is up for service again. I was thinking of buying the oil and giving it to the mechanic.
what sort of oil should i be using on this car?
ive been hearing that Nulon fully synthetic oil is the way to go but wanted your opinions first.
Input would be great guys.
Posted: Feb 19 2012, 09:12 AM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 3-August 04
Spend some time reading bobistheoilguy
Probably the viscosity has a bigger effect than the oil type and certainly more than the brand name.
I use any 10W-40 synthetic.
The Girl's KE70-
How NOT to build a rally car-
Posted: Feb 27 2012, 12:39 PM
I sell Motul Oil
Group: VIP Member
Member No.: 5,695
Joined: 25-May 08
You still use 10w-40 after reading BITOG At least you run synthetic & not semi full of VI additives/sludge. I've been converted to 0w-30 not quiet brave enough to try 0w-20 like they all run in the states. I even put 0w-30 in the Mrs black top 20v Carib. Runs much better than it ever did with 10w-40 magnarubbish
vimo what grade of oil are you currently running? I'd give Moibil1 5w-30 a try as it'll probably be the easiest to get hold of.