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Very Loud ticking solved!.. Probably


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#1 chaseman

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

Long story short , car had very loud ticking.
I had great oil pressure on a mechanical gauge. So I tore off the cam tower to change my oil ring , it wasn't bad so I took the cam out to check the oil passages and there was a big ol chunk off rubber or cured black rtv in in it. I have picture but I'm not sure how upload here from my phone.

So considering the car was driven a 1000+ miles with no oil to the lifters. Should I replace them before I button it back up? How should they fell when I squeeze them?

 

 

Solved! I finally got it back together and the driver side is absolutely silent. The only issue is without the previous extremely loud ticking I can hear the passenger side ticks now. So I gotta take off the passenger side cam tower and look it over.


Edited by chaseman, 28 May 2014 - 05:05 AM.


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 04:30 PM

Picture of crud in cam tower oil passage

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#3 MR_Loyale

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:18 PM

Kind of looks like you got grass growing in there too or weird spiders.



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Posted 25 May 2014 - 06:02 PM

Oh yeah , it's really windy and in the 20 minutes it was lying outside stuff blew in.

#5 scoobiedubie

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:22 AM

Hydraulic lifters are supposed to be rock hard with very little compression when recently removed from engine.



#6 chaseman

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

Right but these would have had no oil pressure to them. They wouldn't have had a chance to properly pump up ever. Is there a way to bench test them?




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