T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Noisy Valvetrain Inline6????
Ok as most of you know i had my car repaired from the mechanics for a blown head gasket. I got a host of other things done while ther car was dismantled. One of which was new lifters.
Now the car makes more valvetrain noise clatter than ever.
Before they work on the car again on monday, i am trying to think what can be the problem.
I have a few possibilities,
- incorrect shiming in rocker assy.
- air trapped in the tapet body
- wrong lifters for an EF Series 1 (does anyone know if the Inline6 from the EA - AU take the same hydraulic lifters).
Another thing which just struck me but i'm not too sure of could the timing be wrong on teh car ie the chain sprockets are not set properly.
EF_GuY is very puzzled, and the noise is really getting at me. When inside the car if the fan is off then you can hear it, with the fan on 1 you can't hear the noise, but never the less i know it's still there as i've driven many falcons and it's suppose to be silent.
Oh yeah when i start up after a few hours of a complete stop i still get the inital clattering/tapping for say 5-7seconds, but i don't think this is a problem as i suspect it's the timing chain slack before it tensions up. But after that i can hear clatter that shouldn't be there, and it gets louder as the revs get higher.
Ok, better stop now as i've typed waaaay to long for a post.
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