This is a discussion on Lifters within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; A friend of mine has a constant tapping sound going on that has basically been narrowed down to a weak ...
07-19-2010, 03:38 PM #1
A friend of mine has a constant tapping sound going on that has basically been narrowed down to a weak lifter. My question is do we have to pull the head to change lifters?
07-19-2010, 04:37 PM #2
Yes you have to pull the heads.
Nice head swap howto. Same process to access lifters. Might as well put better heads on while you're at it!
Last edited by BlackSS1; 07-19-2010 at 04:39 PM. Reason: reread the OP's question
07-19-2010, 06:27 PM #3
See sig, I did all of that (Except Suspension and bolt ons) due to a lifter Have to pull the heads so I said lets get better ones. Getting better heads, should just do a cam also to compliment heads. Doing a cam, etc.....
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07-24-2010, 01:48 PM #4
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I'm in the middle of this now with my 5.3 truck engine. It hasn't been too bad except for one of the 3 bolts on the exhaust would NOT come loose! But I have a flame wrench and wasn't afraid to use it. Glad I only have to do the driver side. Once I got the manifold off it was a chore to get the bolt out but I got it. Once the head's off the lifters are accesable.
I found a lifter the clip came out of and it was making some serious clacking noise.
07-25-2010, 11:50 AM #5
well i guess well be pulling the heads now.
07-25-2010, 12:02 PM #6
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Replace all 16 with OEM replacements (they are LS7's now...even if you ask for the LS1 lifters).
Although, I would recommend asking if they are the 'updated' part number....they should be but some place may have some originals still sitting on the shelf.
08-01-2010, 02:19 PM #7
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I am getting ready to install my lifters now and then the heads and what a job god this sucks not having a lift
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