REGAL Slight tick after Seafoam

CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

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The reason I asked about the right bank tick is the poor oiling to that side. If you don't already have one - recommend installing an oil pump booster kit, cheap and easy to install.
Now that you mention it, it does seem pretty pronounced on the driver's side. It's actually fairly pronounced even inside the cabin. It's almost like I can hear it coming up through the steering column. Any links to the booster kit would be appreciated. I think I may need a new rear main seal, but kind of waiting until I do the 200-4R, since the trans is coming out anyway.
 
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DRIVEN

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If it wasn't doing it before and you just ran Seafoam down the carb, I'd suspect you just knocked a chunk of carbon loose and the top of a piston is trying to pulverize it. If so, it'll work itself out eventually. No big deal.
 
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Turbolq4

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What oil are you running in it? New blend auto oil is nearly water to an old engine. 15/40 diesel oil (I run rotella in my older stuff) still has some lubrication properties and real viscosity. Anything less than 10/40 is too thin.
 
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Gonzo1970

Gonzo1970

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If it wasn't doing it before and you just ran Seafoam down the carb, I'd suspect you just knocked a chunk of carbon loose and the top of a piston is trying to pulverize it. If so, it'll work itself out eventually. No big deal.
This^^^

-Gonz
 

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