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    You had misfires on all cylinders and the diagnosis was the valve lifters?

    Something sounds fishy.

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    Not really. The valve lifters (or "buckets") that cover the valve stem/spring/retainer ride in a depression in the cylinder head, sort of like a piston. If a lifter sticks, it will not allow the valve to close all the way, leading to a misfire. They don't stick every time, just once in a while. It's possible to have sticky lifters on multiple valves, consequently I saw misfires on every cylinder. He replaced four out of eight lifters. The car now runs like it should. Makes perfect sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subie Doo View Post
    Not really. The valve lifters (or "buckets") that cover the valve stem/spring/retainer ride in a depression in the cylinder head, sort of like a piston. If a lifter sticks, it will not allow the valve to close all the way, leading to a misfire. They don't stick every time, just once in a while. It's possible to have sticky lifters on multiple valves, consequently I saw misfires on every cylinder. He replaced four out of eight lifters. The car now runs like it should. Makes perfect sense.
    Whatever. Not sure how EVERY lifter had a problem.


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    Do you change your oil every 30,000 miles?

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    Every lifter DIDN'T have a problem. Four of eight exhaust lifters did.

    And I change my oil every 5000 miles. (30,000!!! What you think I'm NUTS??)

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    Actually the service is every 3k. not 5k.

    But if you have sticky exhaust lifters it is because of your poor maintenance schedule and excessive oil gunk build up.

    Feel bad for your car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvercookie View Post
    Actually the service is every 3k. not 5k.

    But if you have sticky exhaust lifters it is because of your poor maintenance schedule and excessive oil gunk build up.

    Feel bad for your car.
    Perhaps, but my oil analysis came back with an A-OK on a 5000 mile intervals. I change every 3000-4500 miles.
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    And I'm running synthetic. Perhaps I should switch to a better synthetic...... But I've been pretty religious on the oil changes. Fer crissake, it's not like these things are Ferrari's or something.
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