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Old 05-30-2014, 04:38 PM   #1
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2004 rebuilt spi with tick

I had the motor rebuilt/bored .010 over, new head, new oil pump, new water pump, new timing belt/tensioner, all new sensors, all new gaskets. BUT I have these noises...a chugging noise and a ticking noise (around the 19 second mark). I am sure some of the squealing is from my tensioner.


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Old 05-30-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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Take the valve cover off and look for a loose lifter.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:13 AM   #3
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Take the valve cover off and look for a loose lifter.
I think you mean loose rocker arm? not sure what you mean by a loose lifter.
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Just listened to it. That ain't no lifter. I'm just not sure what it is. My guess is either multiple loose rocker arms (not torqued to anywhere near spec) or a wrist pin? I wouldn't rule out bottom end either. Get a long screw driver or a mechanic's stethoscope and see where it's loudest on the motor. That way we can narrow it down
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IF the arm is loose so is the lifter.Had that sound in my first focus.
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IF the arm is loose so is the lifter.Had that sound in my first focus.
I see what you mean. I thought you meant it was lifter tick
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Rocker arms get loose when lifter collapses or simply too much room in there, anything that makes airspace between parts so that they can begin to impact each other, where the noise comes from.

That engine there has far more than lifter/rocker issues........................motor will most likely be junk shortly.
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When you swap over all that rocker stuff to your new head the lifters have little holes that should be positioned in one direction and the retainers are only suppose to go one way. But it is possible to put them in 180 out. After you torque it you should also run the cam over a couple times, (with engine lube on the bearings) and retorque but only if the head is off the block
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When you swap over all that rocker stuff to your new head the lifters have little holes that should be positioned in one direction and the retainers are only suppose to go one way. But it is possible to put them in 180 out.
That is true. My friend did that with his spi escort
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But that noise isn't in the head
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