Two SC 61's = trouble
Join Date: Jul 2001
Re: Bloody 289 ticks like crazy when its cold...is this normal?
I'd say the engine is suffering from valve recesion..The valve and seat may not be hardened? Or there is heaps of wear in valve gear..Change oil to a not too thick oil esp for winter as it seems bad on cold starts...289's did have issues with cracked pistons but hardly never failed from it...Strange as it may seem it made a ticking noise and got quieter as they warm up......
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