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    Cold idle tick?

    My car is a 00 M6 and ticks slightly at cold ideling. Ive heard this is a common problem in ls1s. The tick disapears at operating temperature, and slightly higher rpms (1500 or so). I always run a fully synthetic oil usually Penzoil Platinum 10-30. Any solutions or comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks Ryan

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    its just the skirts are too short on the piston so they slap when their cold. its no biggy, basically they all do it. it aint hurting anything

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    So theres nothing to worry about then? Also Is there any way to prevent piston slap without going thru the whole bottom end?

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    i dont have the problem, but this comes up a lot in this forum... the general consensus seems to be to just let it warm up before you drive it, or at least don't beat on it until its warm...
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    Sounds good ill just have to install LTs and an ORY so it will drown out the ticking lol.

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    lol i have LTs and ORY and i can still her mine, espicially when i am in the drive thru and the wall echos it back at me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00WS6BlueMetallic View Post
    My car is a 00 M6 and ticks slightly at cold ideling. Ive heard this is a common problem in ls1s. The tick disapears at operating temperature, and slightly higher rpms (1500 or so). I always run a fully synthetic oil usually Penzoil Platinum 10-30. Any solutions or comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks Ryan
    I use the piston slap ticking as a metranome, and sing "I heard it through the grape vine" while she is warming up.

    SteveC

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