Are you having a problem with hydraulic lifter noise in your vehicle? If you are not a car enthusiast, you may have this problem and not even be aware of it. Others may know there’s a problem, but want to learn how to quiet the noisy lifters. Fortunately, there are ways to deal with car lifter noise. Here’s what you need to know about the different ways to quiet noisy lifters.
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If you have ever looked at a bottle of motor oil, you have noticed a difference in oil weights. Perhaps a bottle says 10W 30 or 5W 20. What do these numbers mean and why do they matter? These oil “weights” are not weights at all, but a measure of the motor oil viscosity.
If you are the type of person that has their oil changed by a mechanic, you don’t have to worry about finding the right oil viscosity. The mechanic can look up the correct viscosity and will not even need to consult with you, although they may wish to know what type (conventional vs. blend vs. synthetic) of oil you wish him to put in your car.
If you are changing your oil, however, which is a much cheaper and relatively simple process, you need to be sure that you are putting the right viscosity motor oil and your car and it’s a good idea to know why this is so vital. To understand the relationship between viscosity and motor oil, it’s first important to understand what motor oil does in your engine.
You have plenty of choices when it comes to the type of motor oil you use in your car. Given that some are considerably more expensive than others, it’s easy to wonder, “Does engine oil quality matter?”
Well, if your engine is the heart of your car, the motor oil is the blood, we can all agree that your engine’s lifeblood matters. Engine oil quality is no different. It absolutely makes a difference, and if you want your car to perform and last, it’s important you know why.
There are several reasons you may not get the performance you want out of your engine. One you may not have considered is a damaged or worn out fuel injector – it’s a massively common issue, and we talk to customers all the time about it. Fuel injectors are one of the great advances in automotive technological history. They are far more efficient than the old carburetor system — so efficient, most drivers don’t even think about them at all, even though they are vital to your car’s regular operation.
When you have engine problems, you may not consider your fuel injectors could be involved. However, fuel injection system problems are more common than you may think, and they can dramatically impact your engine’s performance. How do you know if you have fuel injector problems? Why do they occur, and what can you do if they happen?
Although you may not be familiar with the problem of low engine compression, if it happens to you, you will learn very quickly how difficult it can be. What is low engine compression, why does it happen and what can you do about it?
Put really simply: an internal combustion engine, such as the one in your car, works entirely on the principle of compression. Fuel injectors mix gasoline and air and spray this combination into a combustion chamber, where it is ignited, creating combustion which compresses in the cylinders of the engine to power the car and make it move. It’s easy to see how low compression could create a problem for a motor vehicle.
If you have car engine compression problems, your car will either misfire when you start the engine, perform poorly or, if you have low or no compression in all cylinders, won’t start at all. You can’t drive your car for long, if at all, with low compression. You need to address the problem immediately, but first, you must understand the causes of low engine compression.