my engine is ticking. my husband said don't get an oil change. just put oil treatment in it

Asked by Aug 08, 2015 at 05:52 AM about the 2002 Chevrolet Impala Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

he said it's because if i get an oil change, they'll put regular oil in it. the thick oil will keep it from blowing a rod or something

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First, make sure you HAVE oil. Doesn't just start ticking out of no where, unless something bad is about to happen.

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Change your oil but leave out one quart and add a bottle of Lucas Engine Oil Stabilizer the tap will go away because I have seen and heard it for myself and it really works.

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Get a new husband as he is wrong. The problem needs to be repaired. The magic stuff in a can is almost always a waste of money.

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You said the magic word Bob almost always because I have used it and it has worked great that is why I recommend it. It may not work from them no harm no foul and not expensive to try but if it does work don't you think it's worth a try.

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@firebird, the problem you and I have here is that we can not lay eyes and ears on these problems. Certainly a sticky lifter can sometimes be helped with an additive, but any clearance issue, oil pressure issue or noisy timing chain issue is not going to be helped.

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You do not know unless you give it a try very inexpensive way to find out if it will work or or not.

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Sea Foam brand additive stops the factory ticking that almost all Mazda make. It is a cleaner and does something else that I can not explain, but my engine went from (needs a rebuild) to (sounds like a new engine).

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All of these replies are wrong. This is a normal function of the high pressure fule injectors. I have 2014 Impala, does the same thing. While it sounds awful, there is nothing wrong with it and nothing to repair. Refer to GM bulletin http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/DownloadPdf?id=187164

All of these replies are wrong. This is a normal function of the high pressure fuel injectors. I have 2014 Impala, does the same thing. While it sounds awful, there is nothing wrong with it and nothing to repair. Refer to GM bulletin http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/TSb/DownloadPdf?id=187164

I would NOT put any additives as these cars use synthetic oil.

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Ck color of oil with tissue and see stick for fullness. If oil is black =worn out and must be changed. If brown=ok. If none or low=leak, fill with cheap oil to find leak, get 2 to 3 estimates for leak repair. If brown and full add 8 oz bottle STP oil additive = for quiet. Danger if no oil pressure on guage: Do not drive: oil pump bad.

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