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Re: Valve Tick Tick

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Subject: Re: Valve Tick Tick
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2002 13:40:46 -0800
Save your money. Since the MG has mechanical lifters, oil pressure or
viscosity has no effect on valve noise.

on 2/4/02 12:58 PM, at wrote:

> The characteristic "Tic, Tic, Tic" is probably the main reason that when I'm
> asked how my MGB runs, I can answer quite honestly that "It sounds just like
> a Sewing machine...!" And although I've never been too keen on using engine
> additives of any sort, lately I've been really tempted to add some sort of
> thick oil additive like STP or Motor Honey into the MGB's engine?  Would this
> help quiet the noise and possibly increase the oil pressure to the valves,
> thus helping to quiet them? Or would it just be a waste of money with no
> beneficial results. Hearing the telemarketers expound upon the merits and
> incredible restorative and protective properties of one particular oil
> additive makes me almost want to
> run out and buy a 6 month supply right away. I heard them say that it quiets
> excessive engine noise as well as stopping oil burning from bad rings, so of
> course I'm skeptical of this product. Although running my car with no oil or
> water and then pouring sand  into the crankcase does sound rather
> interesting...Not!
> Albert Escalante 
> 1977 XJ-6Lump, 1978 MGB
> Central Coast British Car Club
> Ventura, Ca.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the primer red one with chrome wires

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