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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:50 pm 
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hi im new here...1st post hyuk hyuk

anyways im getting annoyed at my tapped clicking on and off....in cold weather there silent..in hot waether and when starting it for the 1st time...i cant get rid of the noise...it horribly embarrasing

my mate said i need thicker oil or more oil....but it does it regardless of the thickness or amount..

please help......i think i need new ones?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:55 pm 
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it's probally time you had the head serviced dude pull the head off and take it in to phillip head services and get them to do a service on it and the replace the tappers do it all right once complete head rebuild won't cost you to much and you'll probaly notice an increase in power

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:44 pm 
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yeah if thicker oil wont do the trick then its time to pull them and the head out
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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:06 pm 
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The head doesn't really need to come off. The lifters can be removed (which is your ticking noise) with a bit of patience without taking off the head. If new lifters don't fix it then the oil pump and most lilkely the bottom end is shagged (low oil pressure)

Hope this helps man 8-)

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:34 pm 
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A lot of the time it's not the lifters on those things.

It's wear in the rocker arms and fulcrums, as they wear the rocker arms rise up and you end up with too much lash.
We used to shave about 20 thou off the base of the fulcrum to close them up... I've done quite a few over the years, it's a cheap alternative to buying new rocker gear.
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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:51 pm 
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Thats true walker but if there is that much wear on the rockers and fulcrums you'd nearly have to think there were other issues, no?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:54 pm 
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Well like anything, if it's serviced on a regular basis you will get more life out of components.
The last place the oil gets too is the rocker arms.
I just suggested it as a cheap fix and something to try before spending time and money of cam/lifters etc.
I'm not saying that this is 100% his problem, just stating i have seen it so many times on X flows and Clevos.

I done a set of lifters for a guy with a 302 C in an XY years ago, after doing it the f**k still ticked, i took the rockers off and shaved them down and bingo, nice quiet engine.
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:14 am 
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so your saying i should take em in to the shop and ask em to shave the fulcrums?.......how much of a better alternative is it than buying new parts?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:07 am 
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Get a price on new ones mate, i have no idea what they're worth now... If they're no expensive then go the new option, all comes down to your budget really.

Back then s**t like that was expensive so we found ways to save either ourselves or customers a dollar.
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:12 am 
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the last time i got lifters for an xf they were about $5 bucks each and i replaced them with out pulling the head off
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:14 am 
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SWEET!

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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:25 am 
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bazz wrote:
the last time i got lifters for an xf they were about $5 bucks each and i replaced them with out pulling the head off


The only bad thing, you will need to buy a tool to pull them out, they're a few inches down below the surface of the head.
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Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:11 pm 
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yeah you can get those tools from supercheap or somewhere like that. about $10 from memory
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