lifter noise 3.0 litre engine

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  1. JED

    JED Guest

    I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan.....3.0 litre.....when I fist start it there
    is a noise from the engine that sounds like a lifter.It lasts for around a
    minute and then it goes away....If I shut the motor off after 20 seconds or
    so and restart the noise is gone.The question is how would I determine
    which lifter is noisy and it seems to be coming from the bank that is close
    to the firewall.??
     
    JED, Nov 10, 2006
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    maxpower Guest

    "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan.....3.0 litre.....when I fist start it there
    > is a noise from the engine that sounds like a lifter.It lasts for around

    a
    > minute and then it goes away....If I shut the motor off after 20 seconds

    or
    > so and restart the noise is gone.The question is how would I determine
    > which lifter is noisy and it seems to be coming from the bank that is

    close
    > to the firewall.??
    >
    >

    Have you checked your oil level? If a lifter is bad, you can remove the
    valve cover(s) and find which one it is.

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
     
    maxpower, Nov 10, 2006
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  3. JED

    JED Guest

    "maxpower" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >> I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan.....3.0 litre.....when I fist start it
    >> there
    >> is a noise from the engine that sounds like a lifter.It lasts for around

    > a
    >> minute and then it goes away....If I shut the motor off after 20 seconds

    > or
    >> so and restart the noise is gone.The question is how would I determine
    >> which lifter is noisy and it seems to be coming from the bank that is

    > close
    >> to the firewall.??
    >>
    >>

    > Have you checked your oil level? If a lifter is bad, you can remove the
    > valve cover(s) and find which one it is.
    >
    > Glenn Beasley
    > Chrysler Tech
    >
    >Yes I have checked and changed the oil. How would you check for a bad
    >lifter with out running the engine???

    if you ran the engine you would have oil all over the place and the rear
    bank you cannot get the cover off without removing the plenum????
     
    JED, Nov 11, 2006
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  4. JED

    maxpower Guest

    "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > "maxpower" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >
    > > "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > news:G365h.20122$...
    > >> I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan.....3.0 litre.....when I fist start it
    > >> there
    > >> is a noise from the engine that sounds like a lifter.It lasts for

    around
    > > a
    > >> minute and then it goes away....If I shut the motor off after 20

    seconds
    > > or
    > >> so and restart the noise is gone.The question is how would I

    determine
    > >> which lifter is noisy and it seems to be coming from the bank that is

    > > close
    > >> to the firewall.??
    > >>
    > >>

    > > Have you checked your oil level? If a lifter is bad, you can remove the
    > > valve cover(s) and find which one it is.
    > >
    > > Glenn Beasley
    > > Chrysler Tech
    > >
    > >Yes I have checked and changed the oil. How would you check for a bad
    > >lifter with out running the engine???

    > if you ran the engine you would have oil all over the place and the rear
    > bank you cannot get the cover off without removing the plenum????
    >
    >

    Once you determine if it is from the front or rear head (by listening while
    the engine is running) you then remove the valve cover to the effected head.
    If its the rear head you have to take the cover off anyhow to replace the
    Tappet.
    Once you have the cover off all you need to do now is push down on the
    rocker arms one at a time until you find the one that is spongy.
     
    maxpower, Nov 11, 2006
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  5. JED

    billccm Guest

    Re: lifter noise 3.0 litre engine

    My 1991 LeBaron 3.0V6 has had slight lifter noise when cold since day
    one. That has been 16 years and 99K miles. I heard that all 3.0V6
    Mitusbshi engines had lifter noise; it was just a fact of the
    design/manufacturer.

    BTW, be sure you are using 5W30 oil in this motor.

    Good Luck,
    Bill

    On Nov 11, 12:54 pm, "maxpower" <> wrote:
    > "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in messagenews:eQn5h.333$...
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    > > "maxpower" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > > > "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > > >news:G365h.20122$...
    > > >> I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan.....3.0 litre.....when I fist start it
    > > >> there
    > > >> is a noise from the engine that sounds like a lifter.It lasts for

    > around
    > > > a
    > > >> minute and then it goes away....If I shut the motor off after 20

    > seconds
    > > > or
    > > >> so and restart the noise is gone.The question is how would I

    > determine
    > > >> which lifter is noisy and it seems to be coming from the bank that is
    > > > close
    > > >> to the firewall.??

    >
    > > > Have you checked your oil level? If a lifter is bad, you can remove the
    > > > valve cover(s) and find which one it is.

    >
    > > > Glenn Beasley
    > > > Chrysler Tech

    >
    > > >Yes I have checked and changed the oil. How would you check for a bad
    > > >lifter with out running the engine???

    > > if you ran the engine you would have oil all over the place and the rear
    > > bank you cannot get the cover off without removing the plenum????Once you determine if it is from the front or rear head (by listening while

    > the engine is running) you then remove the valve cover to the effected head.
    > If its the rear head you have to take the cover off anyhow to replace the
    > Tappet.
    > Once you have the cover off all you need to do now is push down on the
    > rocker arms one at a time until you find the one that is spongy.- Hide quoted text -- Show quoted text -
     
    billccm, Nov 13, 2006
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    Re: lifter noise 3.0 litre engine

    Use synthetic oil and it will help get oil up to the head for the valves
    sooner. My 1991 3000GT (130K miles) has done this for a long time. It
    eventually quiets down after a minute or so.

    Bob

    "billccm" <> wrote in message
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    > My 1991 LeBaron 3.0V6 has had slight lifter noise when cold since day
    > one. That has been 16 years and 99K miles. I heard that all 3.0V6
    > Mitusbshi engines had lifter noise; it was just a fact of the
    > design/manufacturer.
    >
    > BTW, be sure you are using 5W30 oil in this motor.
    >
    > Good Luck,
    > Bill
    >
    > On Nov 11, 12:54 pm, "maxpower" <> wrote:
    >> "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in
    >> messagenews:eQn5h.333$...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> > "maxpower" <> wrote in message
    >> >news:...

    >>
    >> > > "JED" <jed @ hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> > >news:G365h.20122$...
    >> > >> I have a 2000 Dodge Caravan.....3.0 litre.....when I fist start it
    >> > >> there
    >> > >> is a noise from the engine that sounds like a lifter.It lasts for

    >> around
    >> > > a
    >> > >> minute and then it goes away....If I shut the motor off after 20

    >> seconds
    >> > > or
    >> > >> so and restart the noise is gone.The question is how would I

    >> determine
    >> > >> which lifter is noisy and it seems to be coming from the bank that
    >> > >> is
    >> > > close
    >> > >> to the firewall.??

    >>
    >> > > Have you checked your oil level? If a lifter is bad, you can remove
    >> > > the
    >> > > valve cover(s) and find which one it is.

    >>
    >> > > Glenn Beasley
    >> > > Chrysler Tech

    >>
    >> > >Yes I have checked and changed the oil. How would you check for a
    >> > >bad
    >> > >lifter with out running the engine???
    >> > if you ran the engine you would have oil all over the place and the
    >> > rear
    >> > bank you cannot get the cover off without removing the plenum????Once
    >> > you determine if it is from the front or rear head (by listening while

    >> the engine is running) you then remove the valve cover to the effected
    >> head.
    >> If its the rear head you have to take the cover off anyhow to replace the
    >> Tappet.
    >> Once you have the cover off all you need to do now is push down on the
    >> rocker arms one at a time until you find the one that is spongy.- Hide
    >> quoted text -- Show quoted text -

    >
     
    Bob Shuman, Nov 13, 2006
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