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    Is there anyway to get an ls1 to not tick cold?

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    Leave it off.....


    But seriously - hate to say it but it's a normal thing with a LS1. I read others have experimented with different oil weights but to be honest I'm not sure how that would help.

    I think a roller rocker's would help. Not 100% sure here. Others that have done this should chip in.

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    It just sounds bad if your showing off your car and fire it up and it ticks. Already tried heavier wieght oil

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    Its the nature of the beast. The aluminum block heats up quicker than the iron / metal internals and creats room for piston slap. There is no way to cure it. LS1's have loose variances. Its GM's loose = fast philosophy. Nothing to be concerned about, but I agree it is annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHITE TA View Post
    It just sounds bad if your showing off your car and fire it up and it ticks. Already tried heavier weight oil
    Those ppl that know nothing about LS motors will complain but if you explain to them with the post below they should understand why if they are gear heads.

    Quote Originally Posted by danjo11 View Post
    Its the nature of the beast. The aluminum block heats up quicker than the iron / metal internals and creates room for piston slap. There is no way to cure it. LS1's have loose variances. Its GM's loose = fast philosophy. Nothing to be concerned about, but I agree it is annoying.



    also a good set of LT headers covers the noise for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    also a good set of LT headers covers the noise for me
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    Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHITE TA View Post
    Is there anyway to get an ls1 to not tick cold?
    Do not turn the engine on!!!

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