Busted lifter or not??
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01-04-2010, 06:37 PM #1
Busted lifter or not??
Well more issues to conquer with the Camaro. I got my car back from the dealership and cranked it and now it's making a pinging noise like a lifter going bad. I'm debating on opening her up and checking it out to see if it's the lifter or the rocker arm needs tightening. I'm just getting started working on my cars on my own is why I'm posting this. Anybody know a good link/tutorial on how to change out the lifters? And another thing, now the engine is running cold and I let it warm up up for like 20min and it didn't get above 100 degrees. I'm hoping all I need to do is replace the thermostat and be done with it. Because it's just starting to get really cold here in Alabama and the temp has been normal around 200-210. Anything else that can cause this to happen??
01-05-2010, 06:27 AM #2
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The heads have to come off to do lifters.
Check the simple stuff first. Loose rocker/puked needle bearings. bent pushrod exhaust leak etc... You can also get a mechanics stethescope for like $5 from Harbor Freight and help pinpoint where it is coming from.
Sounds like your T-stat may be stuck open. I have a 160* stat though and if I just let mine idle in cold temps it barely moves too...
01-05-2010, 12:35 PM #3
Like said check the easy stuff first, do the therm and I'd check the rockers.
Unbolt your coilpacks, unbolt valve covers and your there.
Rockers should be torqued, but I'd unbolt them (lift off as a unit) and pull the pushrods out to see if any are bent.
01-05-2010, 04:26 PM #4
01-05-2010, 04:43 PM #5
Either way, don't wait for a oil change to fill the case back up to normal level. Do it now.
01-05-2010, 06:00 PM #6
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