Did we discover a cure for Miata lifter tick?

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Update by David S. Wallens to the Mazda Miata project car
Feb 20, 2024 | Mazda, Miata, Oil, Mazda Miata, Garage Rescue Miata, Liqui Moly, BSI Racing

Miata engines love to tap just to remind us that they’re there. The engines typically deliver decades of faithful service, so occasionally they like to say, “Hey, we’re still here” with some rhythmic lifter chatter.

Historically, our Garage Rescue Miata’s lifters have chattered when the oil was getting dirty. Call it an audible oil change minder.

Best we can remember, before we put …

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