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

7 Answers


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.

Bob Beaman

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.


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.

Bob Beaman

@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.


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

John Saloum

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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