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This is a discussion on ticking rockers within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I've got a ticking noise coming from the valve covers and was told it was the lifters(or a lifter). I ...

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    ticking rockers

    I've got a ticking noise coming from the valve covers and was told it was the lifters(or a lifter). I know the heads have to come off and was wondering if someone could tell me if it's easier to drop the engine or just do it in the car?
    Any advice would be appreciated.

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    You can pull the heads without dropping the motor, so it can be done. It would probably be easier to work on if you pulled the motor, but just depends on what you prefer doing.

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    Before you pull the heads I would check the easy stuff first. Pushrods, loose rockers and puked needle bearings in the rockers.....

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    yes definately check for bent pushrods and loose rockers before ripping the heads off. If you don't find anything up top, what kind of lifters are you gonna run?

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    Rockers are new, but havnt checkd pushrods, thinkin about a cam swap. Any recomendation on brand, lift, duration. Would like to keep the stock rockers and valve springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstls1 View Post
    stock rockers and valve springs.
    Stock valve springs can not be used on any cam swap. Upgrade your springs and call vendors with your goals or post up here what you think you want out of the car.

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    if you use the stock springs with the new cam, you will smash the springs and break them. This will drop the valve and cause bigger problems.
    With any cam swap that you might want to do, you will be using more lift and that will compress the spring more. You need to be careful with this or severely damage the motor

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstls1 View Post
    recomendation on brand, lift, duration. Would like to keep the stock rockers and valve springs.

    Futral cams are awesome, I have the FMS-14. double springs, titanium keepers.

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