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Old 06-13-2003, 03:05   #1 (permalink)
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confused buggered lifter help?

Gday Folks ,

After remembering far to late that my new car didnt have a rev limiter (yes I suck) I have blown something up.

I think its a lifter by the noise , kinda like a hugely loud version of lifters clacked out normaly. Louder than a twin 2.5 exhuast on a 5.8 to give you an idea(but I am entertaining the possibility it could be a valve spring problem I suppose)

It makes a clacking noise from the rocker area .... yeah its a real techo description I know....

ANYWAY , what I am asking is , is there a way to calm / resolve this problem (even only partly) without having to start pulling the motor apart ???

HELP PLS!! I need this car for work and I am worried its going to get worse and worse
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Could be anything from bent pushrods to cracked pistons..Even bent valve, broken valve spring...
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seeing as it sounds like a psycho lifter I am hoping its just that.

anybody have any ways to quite it down??

out of money for a rebuild now after putting all the sale money from my coupe into my debts
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1st think I would do is a compression test and have a peek at the plugs.. see if anything shows up
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Remove rocker cover on tappy side and look! Good start.
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Mmm..... a 351 clevland and i'ts been over revved?, I'd put money on a bent push rod or broken valve spring, ask me how i know .
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I am scared to take off the rocker cover or even lift the bonnet now............. dont want more bad news!!

Yeah I am being a big girl about it , thanks for your suggestions though folks.
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I couldn't agree more. Running a hyd cam and big rev's = broken bits.

Like pushrods/rockers/rocker fulcrums/retaining bolts. All good fun. I have pics of some of the fun I've had on my webpage.

The best thing I ever did was go stud mount roller rockers. Haven't had an issue for 10 months now. Used to be every 1-2 weeks.

If you haven't got $. Don't start it!! You'll do more damage than good. Take a rocker cover off and hope you haven't broken too much.

I've smashed some 130lbs double valve springs! Ah what fun Clevo rocker geometries are. I love my screw in studs.

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I have to drive it to work at the moment so maybe it will lunch itself. It is friday the 13th so it would fit !!

Anyone want to sell me a 400hp clevo cheap?
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The danger your running there is possibly dropping/pushing a valve into a piston or burning valves etc. I'd have that motor apart in minutes.

I doubt your problem wouldn't cost more than $50 to fix also. Pushrods are about $5 and sold separatly.

When I was busting pushrods etc. The most a repair ever cost was about $28.90 and about 1-2 hours of my time.

Remember to pull a good pushrod out to measure for the new one. Take it with you when sourcing a new replacement.

I've gone to the extent of buying the specialised tools so I can perform the work myself. For example removing valve springs while the heads are still bolted down etc. They all come in handy for various engines.

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