Date: 25 Aug 2003 02:56:14 -0500
From: TSG <>
Subject: Re: 1996 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo - Lifter Noise?

I will most certainly look into that. Thank you much for your suggestion. I take it that this is a situation that you're familiar with? Is it normal for an engine with 130K on it to sound like this? I take it that the flushing process cleans out the gunk and grime, thus allowing for smoother operation of the components? Thank you again. On Sun, 24 Aug 2003 17:47:13 +0300, Esa Tuominen <> wrote: >>1. On accel from a stop, I notice 'tapping' from the engine, starting >>at about the 2k tach range going on up until the shift into 2nd gear. >>The auto doesn't seem to be losing any power - it has plenty. Is it >>normal to hear this on an engine with this many miles? (BTW, has new >>motor mounts). The oil is still translucent, but it did seem to quiet >>down some when I put some 'Greased Lightning' lifter quieter in.... > >You should try to flush your engine using Forte Motor Flush or similar >product. This usually helps. > >Esa

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