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by Alan8086
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

I would go with Kev, hydraulic tensioner, my Lazer sometime sounds the same when I start it up, sometime I have to start it up, then stop the engine and restart it a couple of times then the noise stops, I need to change it when I find some time THAT would be a relief! Belt tensioner is an easy fix...
by Alan8086
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

Its a 96

One thing I am good at is making mountains out of anthills - it does have one of the three bolts missing on the rear manifold to exhaust union. The sound to me is somewhat metallic though - which is what worried me.
by Alan8086
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

@sunfly - by flushing oil, do you mean the cans of 'stuff' you add to the existing oil - or the flushing oil you buy a gallon at a time and use after dropping the engine oil? I've added varous cans of Wynns to the old oil in the past, plus hydraulic lifter treatment to the new oil, all with little e...
by Alan8086
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

...Not sure if the oil pressure is a little low too? at cold, the guage needle is a bit nearer the top end. In the 2nd vid, the idle is high as it had'nt had chance to warm up a bit and drop to its usual 750 rpm. On the Mway, lately the needle has been between half way to 2/3ds at 70mph-ish. The oil...
by Alan8086
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Re: Can dip sticks be wrong?

Hmmm - I've started it up earlier today and it sounds awful. Perhaps not hydraulic lifter related. I took some pics and a couple of videos if you would'nt mind examining? The dipstick has no markings - has an aluminium knob on the end, almost looks aftermarket or something? https://i.postimg.cc/fSx4...
by Alan8086
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Can dip sticks be wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 515

Can dip sticks be wrong?

Hello all, just after some soothing words! I always keep the oil level on my Probe GT bob - on the full mark on the dip stick. Easy enough as the level doesn't seem to drop. The lifters have always been noisy - the rear bank ( did the broomstick to the ear trick and the rear bank is noisy!) - especi...
by Alan8086
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Normal or modified exhaust?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Re: Normal or modified exhaust?

There is a mid silencer and I'll have a closer look at the back box for markings etc. It is loud though when I take off abit in 2nd 5th etc. Workmates have commented - one who has one of those 8cylinder BMW 5 series things that seem to be sold just for burnouts etc. I guess I can't believe it would ...
by Alan8086
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Normal or modified exhaust?
Replies: 4
Views: 661

Normal or modified exhaust?

https://i.postimg.cc/zbWkFy08/WP-20191110-09-58-02-Rich-LI.jpg Hello All, just wondered if someone could eyeball my back box - it looks like a normal mild steel thing to me but I've always assumed it has some sort of 'sports' exhaust from the row it makes from the rear end. No leaks or anything. I ...
by Alan8086
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: noisy hydraulic lifters
Replies: 0
Views: 776

noisy hydraulic lifters

Hi all - just a query about the lifters on my 24v. My Probe hasn't been started up for over a week until just now when I fit a new starter motor. It sounded REALLY tappetty - quite a row. Is that because the oil drains out of the lifter oilways after a week of inactivity? I haven't taken it for a dr...
by Alan8086
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: The Garage - Technical Forum
Topic: Struggling Starter Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Struggling Starter Motor

Well, to close this thread is like to report that I've now fit a new starter motor - engine starts up nice and fast, like almost instantly! New battery, starter motor and clean earth points - always a good combination!