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Lifter-Free and Tune-Up

Does your car engine rattle or make a tick, tick,  tick (ticking) noise on start-up?
Lifter-Free & Tune-Up will help. It dissolves and dislodges harmful varnish and carbon deposits that accumulate within and around hydraulic lifters and cam followers without causing any damage to oil seals or gaskets.

Nulon Lifter Free & Tune-Up quietens lifters that are noisy during the first few minutes after start-up or during normal driving. The advanced cleaning formula safely softens and removes carbon and sludge deposits which are the major cause of noisy lifters.

Hydraulic lifter noise can be caused by several different factors

  • Carbon particles blocking lifters
  • Sludge, wax or varnish deposits causing sticky/noisy lifters
  • The use of incorrect engine oil viscosity
  • Mechanical damage to camshaft or lifter
  • Broken parts within the lifter, e.g. relief valve springs

Nulon Lifter Free & Tune-Up can be used to correct causes 1 and 2 above. It can also be used as a diagnostic tool. If a lifter is still noisy 14 days or 500 km after using this product, it can be assumed that previous mechanical damage has caused the lifter noise.

The lifters should be removed and inspected or replaced.

Benefits

  • Quietens noisy hydraulic lifters/cam followers
  • Suitable for all petrol, diesel & LPG engines
  • Cleans oil galleys in hydraulic lifters
  • Removes sludge & soft carbon
  • Frees up sticky lifters
  • Will not affect oil viscosity

Directions for use

After changing engine oil and filter, add 1 bottle per 5 litres of engine oil capacity. Leave in the engine until the next oil change is due. NOTE: Safe to use with all types of engine oils.

First aid

For advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (Phone e.g. Australia 131 126; New Zealand 0800 764 766) or a doctor (at once).

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Feedback: Lifter-Free and Tune-Up , 27 Nov 2016 Brett By Brett
Great product use it every time I change my oil in my vx commodore ( 250000km ) on the clock now and no ticking recommend this product for any old engine of this mileage would love a free bottle once in a while as I have been a long term user cheers
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Feedback: Lifter-Free and Tune-Up , 20 Jul 2017 Sam By Sam
Worked a treat on my ls1. After 100 kays or so the noisy lifter was gone.
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08 May 2019 Dave By Dave
I recently purchased a Mazda MX5 that had horrendous lifter noise to the point I was prepared to start dismantling the engine but being lazy thought I'd give this product a go. Amazing. all the lifter noise had completely gone after driving the car for 20 minutes. Still stunned how well it worked.
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FAQs

My engine makes a tapping noise (tap, tap, tap/tick, tick, tick) on cold start up, this noise stops after a few kilometres of driving. Can a Nulon engine additive fix this noise?

Most modern engine use hydraulic valve lifters which can cause tapping noise on start-up if they are sticking or have blocked oil passageways. Nulon Lifter-Free and Tune-Up can remove carbon and oil sludge deposits when added to your engine oil. 

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No, oil changes should still occur at the intervals set by the vehicle manufacturer.

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It is recommended to only use one Nulon engine product at each oil change.

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It will dilute the engine oil, effecting its viscosity and ability to protect vital components. We recommend replacing engine oil and filter before driving.

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