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    Stock LS1 Valve Springs...

    Now i have some ticking it sounds like a sewing machine under the hood... now i took off the valve cover and i could move my ls1 springs... is that normal... shouldn't they be inplace and be hard to move? i took 3 pushrods and they were fine... please help... it doesn't sound right... and it doesn't sound like a rod knock..

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    Could you go into a little more detail on what you mean by move them?


    I will try to get back to you tomorrow. Crashing.

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    I opened the valve cover... then took my fingers and wiggled the valvespings back and for a little... but it wasn't hard 2

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    Did you tighten the rockers down? I'm guessing that the ticking sound is the pushrod.

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    What is setup, stock? Any chance of a recent over-rev? The springs will move a bit if not compressed.

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    yes, you can move the springs arouns with your fingers, when valve is in closed position.

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    nothing wrong... just tighten the rockets down to specs and it is back to normal thanks guys!

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    I tighten down the rockers and now they are fine thanks guys!

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    hey redss, so are you saying you just tightened the rockers back to spec. and the ticking went away??

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    sorry saw post #10, must have been typing at the same time you were posting.

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    no problem.

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    when they back out again, clean em up and use some loctite blue. red is too much.

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