How to Quiet a Noisy Lifter: Can Noisy Lifters Cause Damage?

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If you are into cars, you are very well familiar with what a lifter is.

The purpose of a lifter is to keep your engine quieter and at the same time to improve the performance of it and ensure long a healthy life of the engine.

The fact is that they are made to keep the engine quiet and to be quiet themselves. However, sometimes lifters can go faulty too and start making unnecessary noise, that is surely not something that should happen.

Sadly, this is not a rare problem. It can occur rather often in older cars and in those cars that have a really large mileage. And not to mention the cases when the car itself is not serviced regularly.

The noise that they are producing can vary. It can last from just a few moments to the full time of a motor running.

The noise that a faulty lifter can produce is usually just simple ticking or tapping, but when it happens constantly, it can be really annoying.

Just remember the tapping of water from a leaky faucet. It is not much when you look at it, but when you have to listen to it; it is even more than annoying.

Now, not that the tapping and ticking sounds of a faulty lifter are just annoying, but they can also cause or be a symptom of more serious problems on your car. If you do not take care of it in time, your engine might get seriously damaged.

For this reason, I have listed four simple and common things that might cause a noisy lifter and I have also given you some of the solutions to the problem.

But let’s first give a quick look at the damage it can cause and how harmful it can be.

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How to Soundproof a Door: 11 Best Ways to Make it Happen!

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Most homeowners are usually passionate about taking on soundproofing projects. They, therefore, will spend so much time, energy and sometimes money trying to soundproof their homes.

What most people do not realize, however, is that the doorway tends to be one of the most usual ways to let sound into your house or room.

Rather than ignore it, the doorway should be one of the first places to undertake a soundproofing project. The best news is that it doesn’t even have to be expensive.

When I decided to soundproof the rooms in my house, I was not particularly interested in the doorways. However, the need to soundproof the doorway to my home office quickly arose.

Anyone who works from home will tell you how important it is to have a suitable working environment. Any noise, even the smallest of sounds will be a distraction, and you may end up not being productive for an entire day.

Having soundproofed my home office’s windows, I realized some sound was getting in through the doorway especially when everyone else was moving about in the hallways. I set out to soundproof the doorway to my office and the results were more than what I had hoped for.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the easy steps you can take to soundproof your doorway.

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Noisy Neighbors Revenge: 10 (Harmless) Ways to Get Them to Be Quiet

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Did you ever wake up from your peaceful sleep because of the sudden abominable noise coming from your neighbor’s house/apartment?

Have you ever tried to take a nap, or enjoy some peace and quiet after a long day at work, with a cup of tea and a book in hand, only to be thwarted by the banshee-like wail of your leaf blower? If that is the case, then, my audio-tormented brothers and sisters, I feel your pain.

But why should you suffer under the yoke of your noisy neighbors? It is time for some well-deserved retribution, and in this text, we will offer you some creative yet harmless ideas to do so. It’s time for the Empire to strike back!

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How to Soundproof a Wall Between Apartments (Without Construction)

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Do you have problems with the noise coming through the walls of your apartment? If that’s the case, then you might be looking into the right direction.

You might be living next to a couple of students who like to party even on work days. Or you just don’t feel comfortable listening to your neighbors’ conversations. Or they might have a washing mashing which is banging on the wall.

All of these, and much more are very unpleasant when it comes to sharing a wall with anyone, and you might have started to think about solutions to this problem.

When I had my first child, we’ve been living next to a family who had a very loud dog. It was barking occasionally, even in the middle of the nights, and it just happened that all of our bedrooms had shared walls with this family.

We were often waking up at night from the noises of loud barking and my child even started to get scared of this sound.

Naturally, we had to find the solution to this problem. We started looking here and there, we tried several different methods. Some of them worked, and some of them didn’t.

So, here are some of the fantastic solutions that helped me solve different soundproofing problems over the years

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Mass Loaded Vinyl: Uses, Safety and Alternatives

Mass Loaded Vinyl

Noise is everywhere around us! We find some sounds to be pleasant while the others really play with our nerves! Like that annoying neighbor playing loud music in the middle of the night! It’s not that I don’t like music, but sometimes I wish it wasn’t so distracting!

A bit of creativity and exploring can offer you various solutions for problems with undesired noise. There are really many ways how to soundproof a place! The choice depends on your budget and, of course, the amount of noise you would like to reduce.

In today’s article, I shall introduce you to Mass Loaded Vinyl, your new best friend in reducing unwanted sounds all around.

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Car Undercoating Soundproofing: Does It Reduce Noise?

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Each one of us spends a significant part of the day in our vehicle. Normally we try to exclude all the noise that comes along, but there are days when it’s simply more nerve-wracking than usual. We try to think of as many ways as possible to deal with it without spending a fortune.

Have you heard of car undercoating? Some people swear that it’s the best thing to fix the unwanted sounds issue. Let’s see what it is and how does it work. Perhaps this could be a solution to your problems.

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How To Quiet A Car Exhaust Without Losing Performance

How To Quiet A Car Exhaust Without Losing Performance

Do you find your car exhaust annoying as it suddenly went extremely loud? Or did you buy a car with a loud exhaust but then had a change of heart?

Well, quieting it shouldn’t be such a problem.

It happened to me several times in my life, and every single one of them was unpleasant. I felt like everyone was staring at me for producing such noise in the traffic.

It’s not just annoying because you are hearing the loud sound, but also it reminds you all the time that something is broken on your car.

So, basically, when you know nothing about the exhaust, this might be a quite big problem for you. But, nevertheless, it’s quite easy fixing it. There are some cheap methods, and there are those a bit more permanent that will require a bit more time and effort.

Following these steps, you will be able to make your exhaust quieter on both levels, inside and outside of the car.

Now, let’s see some of the best methods to make your car exhaust quieter.

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Soundproofing a Truck Cab in 3 Simple Steps

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Do you have a truck? Are you sick of all the road loud sounds while driving? Then you’re in the right place.

Disturbing sound can come from various places, highway traffic can be too loud, things in your trailer can go all around the place hitting the wall and engine.

While most of the people think this is just annoying, we know that it can be very distracting. Believe it or not, I have a friend who almost got into an accident because of the noise in his truck cab.

Well, going on the short trip is not that problematic. But if you are constantly on the road, with journeys of several hours or more, then this noise might be your worst nightmare. Not only that it is annoying, but it can potentially cause some hearing problems.

So, for example, if you have children to drive to school, or a baby, these noises can be really frightening, especially if your vehicle’s motor is naturally loud.

Well, no matter what’s the reason behind, you can always deal with the problem. But first of all, you need to know the cause of the problem.

There are several reasons that might affect your peace during the drive.

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Sound Deadening Car Doors – Simple Step-by-Step Guide

Sound Deadening Car Doors

Fighting noise while driving was never an easy job. The most vulnerable part of your car is, of course, doors. Even if you close the car windows and turn the music on the radio up, there is still a high chance that the noise will still be audible.

I hate driving and not being able to clearly hear my favorite song on the radio. But that’s not the biggest problem that you might face, and since you are here, you probably know what I’m talking about.

This has been a huge problem for me until recently when I decided to do something about it. I found a lot of information in books and on the internet and did this all by myself. I also recommended the method to a lot of my friends and they were all thrilled when they saw the results.

Luckily, you won’t have to waste your time on research because there is a number of easy ways to soundproof your car and especially your car doors and I’m here to present you with the best of them.

In addition to the traffic noise, some car doors produce very annoying rattling sounds, but don’t worry, there is a way to fix this as well. It’s fairly easy and won’t require too much of your time.

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What Are Some of the Best Sound Deadening Materials?

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You are probably already familiar with the concepts of soundproofing and sound absorbing, but what do you know about sound deadening? Or sound dampening?

As a matter of fact, both sound deadening and sound dampening refer, in most cases, to the same thing. Frankly, not a lot of people know what these are. Do you?

I know that my husband does. Since he cares for his car so much, he must be well informed about soundproofing as well as sound deadening.

And why is that? Well, it is because sound deadening is used to prevent vibrations, rattles, and any dissipation of a noise. This especially refers to the cars but it may be applied to other things, too.

Therefore, it could be said that sound deadening presents a process of reducing rattles, road noises, engine clutter, and vibrations, for example, inside a car.

With this in mind, the materials for sound deadening are massive and dense, which makes a sound dissipate and reduce its energy.

Depending on the location of the noise you are trying to block, there are various and different solutions which you could apply.

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