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BAD clicking valve after T-belt change -EA82T-

EA82T timing

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#1 BoostedBoxer421


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 10:52 AM

hey there everyone,


so I did a timing belt job on my '87 GL turbo the other day after the passenger side belt broke. after I had everything back together and lined up correctly, (99.9% sure in my mechanic/automotive skills :D) and there was I REALLY bad clicking coming from the passenger side #3 cylinder (back passenger side).... in knowing I had everything aligned and set up correctly I let it run for about 4 er 5 minutes and the sound is completely gone :huh:


want this car to last a long time so just wondering what could have caused this or what could have gone wrong with a breaking t-belt


thanks everyone, hope my 87 wagon continues on its 231,000 mile streak :)


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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:55 AM

How long did it sit? Sounds like the lifters were just out of oil. And once oil pressure built up and fully worked its way into them again problem solved. This happens any time i do a motor build, or the car sits for a good amount of time.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:02 PM

yah, the HLA's just needed pumped up probably. 


good question - how long did it sit?

how old is the oil in it?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:34 PM

it had only sat for a day before i changed belt, so was 2 days without running


and i had done oil change almost 2k miles ago

Edited by BoostedBoxer421, 17 April 2014 - 01:35 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:41 PM

Sounds like a HVLAs characteristics - if you fitted new belts, they are not even minutely stretched and will have pulled cam timing back into spec with crank that may have put a new found load on the lifter at a different position...... five minutes sounds like a awarm up time. Problem solved ?


Gees, does everyone in here wait for a belt to break before fitting new ones? What ever happened to service intervals and preventitive maintenance ? :D


Once had a hydro EA81 that took ten miles drive to sort out some water in a lifter after a welch plug went in the head - so water in oil can do same sort of tick.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 05:28 PM

now that its mine it has maintenance intervals :D


apparently the last owner only swapped when they broke.. and was cheap, so I had a brand new one and an old frayed one :huh:


and I don't think there's any water in the oil, every change i've done has been pretty clean and it hasn't lost any coolant since I got it

Edited by BoostedBoxer421, 17 April 2014 - 05:35 PM.

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