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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:14 pm 
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Hi all,I recently encounterd a ticking noise from my 4.0L EB .I had it checked out at two different garages and was told it was a collapsed lifter. It was ticking about 6 inches from the back of the rocker cover. Not overly concerned about it I kept driving until it started making some real horrible noises on start up. It was fine when the motor was hot. I took it to the third mechanic and he picked it straightaway .The drive plate had completely cracked all the way round the six crankshaft bolts giving half an inch slop back and forth. Just shows you cant trust first opinions sometimes
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Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:36 pm 
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VN VP and VR Commodores are bad for this, the flexplate virtually splits and god help you if your'e going full song down the road.
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Posted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:17 am 
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Had the exact same thing happen with my eb, it just didn't sound quite like lifters to me. then when i jumped underneth and had a listen you could hear it plain as day. cracked around all six bolts!!!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:45 pm 
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i have some crazy rattling sounds that i'm suspecting are a rooted clutch caused by to many crazy take offs. i wonder.... must pull that gearbox out...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:07 pm 
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Where talking drive plates not flywheels, id say your problem is the thrust bearing.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:23 am 
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I did my plate going full pelt down the quarter mile :(

 

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