hydraulic tappets

chubbs111

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hi guys i think i have a hydraulic tappet thats sticking so i googled tappet cleaner and a chap who said he had been a mechanic for 40+ years said that tappet cleaner was a rip off and the best method was to drain 1/2 ltr of engine oil out then add 1/2ltr of atf and drive for approx 300 miles then carry out an oil and filter change.does this seem right and has anyone ever done this.
 

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Adding ATF has been known to cure the problem. Worth a go.
 
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