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Old 11-19-2008, 12:23 AM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I have a 00' Mitsubishi Galant (ES) with approx 80k miles. The past year or so I've been hearing this clicking noise under the hood. Just a few days ago, a gas attendant asked me when the last time I had added new oil...another person I work with said it's just "sticky lifters". Anyway, if it is sticky lifters, what the best way to fix it? Any advice would be helpful!

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Old 11-19-2008, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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CD2 oil degergent, Marvel Mystery Oil, or Sea Foam.
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:16 AM
 
Location: The Frenchie Farm, Where We Grow 'em Big!
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Rod Knock?
Just like Drover posted. Now I have heard, but DO NOT DO THIS, unless confirmed by many posters in this forum. That you flush out your old oil and can and fill it up as recommended oil. Than you add a half bottle of tranny fluid. But let's get a confirmation on that! Any one? I have never had this problem....yet!

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Old 11-19-2008, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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No, definitely not rod knock. Once rod knock starts, it's only a short matter of time before the engine simply blows up. There's no way it would still be running a year later.

At any rate, low oil levels may cause valves to tick, that's why others were asking when's the last time you added oil. If you don't have any oil leaks, then you probably have deposits on at least one of your valves. The detergents I mentioned above should take care of it.
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:05 AM
 
Location: North Pole Alaska
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Well lets sart by getting a little more info. What motor is in the car? When was the last time you had the oil changed? What oil are you using?
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:10 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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2000 Galant ES = 2.4L DOHC I4
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:20 AM
 
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This engine series is well known for sludging up the oil pick up area for the oil pump and starving the motor for oil unless the motor oil is changed on a more frequent schedule than the factory calls for with high detergent oil.

So, if the oil (and filter) hasn't been changed frequently, there can be a real problem in the making right now. If the motor has sludged up, you won't get it cleaned out with MMOil or ATF in the oil pump pick up area ... although these additives will clean out lifters that have gotten sludged up.

Best to take it to a shop that has experience with these cars. I recall from some bulletins that you needed to drop the oil pan and clean out the sludge to correct this problem.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Tulsa, OK
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Go with Drover's suggestions or turn the radio up.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: North Pole Alaska
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Well the reason that I ask about what motor it is I fugured it was an over head cam and OHC engines DONT have lifters. Chances are your valve clearence needs to be adjusted. I am not sure if there is an anjustment on this car or not but I am betting there is.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:18 PM
 
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I've come across 2 Mitsubishi motors with knocking noises. Didn't matter to me because one of them didn't have anything planned for it, and the other I think I ended up rebuilding it. If I can remember correctly, the knocking sound actually got quieter as you went up in the rpms on the motor. Not sure if this is something like what you hear, but thought I'd let you know.
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