Too many variables to prove your ascertation about the tick and wear.
Originally Posted By: burla
Yes,it is the lifters, but unfortunately we have guys even change the lifters to brand new lifters and still have them tick, no joke. I'm not sure we can say the fact the lifters aren't ticking on redline is providing adequate lubrication or film strength or if it like you say masking it. I think either position is not proven. However, the guys that are doing uoa's are showing much lower wear numbers when the tick is gone. So it is like this, what do you have to loose if one oil kills your ticks and another doesn't? Well let's just buy the oil that makes my truck tick? It just makes no sense, and I certainly do not think people should just say Redline is the only oil that can do this. I think more people should test it, find out why redline is stopping the ticks, it is the esters, pao, high moly? If we can isolate what is killing the ticks, hopefully there will be more options then just redline, or possibly motul/millers.