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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 08:34 PM
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Walmart in my area carries Motorcraft oil filters for less than $4.

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well i havent been back for a bit as work kept me crazy.. anyway i changed the oil and the filter and forgot to do the piece of wire in the oil pan check like you said pawpaw. that because i had to change the oil in the parking lot and where i live you cant do that , but i did it quickly. the noise is there up on top . it sounds like the lifters???? hitting the covers. it gets louder as you step on the gas and when you slow down its not as bad. at idle it comes and goes. when takeing off i give it gas very easy . there are no deposits on the oil stick and looking inside the oil filler neck it looks fairly clean. thanks eddie
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Have you done the oil pressure check yet?????

What viscosity oil & which oil filter did you use????

What kind of deposits are visable on the top end through the oil fill port????

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I'll second on what filter did you use?
My Co. van w/244k on it had 2 oil changes with a no name filter put on. Lost 10-15 psi on the gauge. (chevy with a real pressure reading) Had another change with a Purolator filter instead of some junk fleet filter that was used on the prev. 2 changes and voilą 10 lbs of oil pressure returned and the the startup lifter rattle went away.
Not my truck so it got a long term test with real results. 2k on the Puro filter now with zero issues.

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i used the ford oil filter and 5w-40 as said. there are no deposits or gunk in the filler neck. i did not do the oil pressure check yet. i have to get an oil pressure gauge . i asked at the parts store and they wanted $ 70 and i found one on harbor freight for like $30 ,but i was looking for a stick type one that i have seen before and cant find.
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i used the ford oil filter and 5w-40 as said. there are no deposits or gunk in the filler neck. i did not do the oil pressure check yet. i have to get an oil pressure gauge . i asked at the parts store and they wanted $ 70 and i found one on harbor freight for like $30 ,but i was looking for a stick type one that i have seen before and cant find.
Seeing as how you haven't purchased a gauge yet, check with your local auto parts stores to see if they have one for a refundable deposit in their "Loan-A-Tool" program. If so, no need to buy one!!!!

Notice any difference in engine noise with the new oil & filter????

The Vulcan engine is known to have top end oiling problems that can cause premature wear at the rocker/push rod/valve stem interfaces if the specified service grade lube & oci isn't followed.

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