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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:26 pm 
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i have a quite loude ticking sound (more like Tack Tack Tack) that changes up and down with engine speed coming From my EA, a freind of mine sed it could be as simple as my oil inlet is blocked and not letting oil flow through to the rockers (or lifters) or just general poor oil flow, but after a quick search of this site i found lots of other stuff it could be - making me very paranoid :?

can anyone help?, ive heard this is a common problem with EA's (CFI) would it be easier to just buy a replacment topend (minus head of course) or am i parinoid over nothing.

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:28 pm 
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I wouldnt know but i know my mates vt had that clacking sound increasing with revs and mechanic said the bottom end was cracked and needed a new engine. But many things can make clacking sounds and his was a holden.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:36 pm 
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if it helps any, ive recently done an oil change with Penrite HPR-40 oil if that makes a difrrence.

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:57 pm 
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ok just went and checked a few things, oil is fine and at correct level, the noise im 99% sure is coming from the head, pretty much in the center.

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:39 pm 
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GTFORDMAN wrote:
if it helps any, ive recently done an oil change with Penrite HPR-40 oil if that makes a difrrence.

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so did it only start when you changed the oil??
if so go back to the type of oil it used to run

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:01 pm 
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no it started about 2 days ago and it hasent shut up since, the oil change was done a month ago.

oh and when i sed it changes up and down with the revs i ment to say it speeds up and down with the revs just incase their was any confusion.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:51 pm 
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i'd say you have a sticky hydraulic lifter. all you need to do is isolate which one it is or just replace them all. aftermarket they are about 19 bucks each. not too hard to do.
pretty sure its not your bottom end. changing oil will not fix the problem as it sounds like it is really stuck.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:41 pm 
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yea just took it to a mech at the wreckers to have it looked at, he sed it was the lifters that are stuck, still at least this gives me the motivation to finally get that rocker cover gasket fixed :wink:

 

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