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Old 02-27-2003, 08:07   #1 (permalink)
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How to quieten Lifters

When i first start the car. I can hear a tapping noise from under the hood, untill the oil pressure moves up. I'm guessing its the lifters. Wondering if any1 had any ideas on how too queiten them down
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goto auto 1 or somethin like that and buy some oil cleaner, somthing that cleans all the gunk out of your motor, i done this a year back when my ef was doing that and it was fine for awhile, but they it turned out to be one of my lifters was buggered and i had to get them replaced.
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i replaced my whole ea rocker gear set with a set off a ef, and hasnt made one tap since!
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Is that a bolt on replacement of other stuff needed? also an idea on price would be nice.

Mine only did it during startup, but now rattles on and off alot. guess it wasn't a good idea driving the car 1km when it suddenly lost a sump plug and coated the road to my house with oil.
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try some nulon E20 performance additive, and some new oil. If that fails, then get your lifters replaced.
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Re: noisy lifters

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i replaced my whole ea rocker gear set with a set off a ef, and hasnt made one tap since!
did you find you lost power when you did this? or did you change the cam to?
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There will be no power loss!

They are directly interchangable EA-EL (NOT AU!!!!!). I did this a few months back, and the EF/L are a better design.
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too right there a better design!
on the old ea set, between the rocker and pedestal there is about 2mm of wear and thus making the lifter sitting halfway off the valve stem!!
i paid $100 for the ef set, 3 weeks later nearly and i havent heard i single tap!
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With going from ea - ef style the blocks that hole the whole shebang up (theres 7 of them I dont know theright name for them) have a fifferent suystem for holding the rocker cover down. EA has a pole that comes up with a thread that the dome top nuts screw on to. EF doesnt have this - it has a long bolt that screws into the blocks. If you get some EF rocker cover bolts im pretty sure that wouldwork. Otherwise you have to either disassemble the whole setup and swap the blocks over OR get 2 nuts on the poles and screw them on a bit then lock them together and this will give you a way to unscrew themn and screw them into the ef set.

Also if its rattling while driving and still rattles after a new set then its either a vorn valve guide like on my car :( or a broken timing chain guide also like on my car :(
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all i did to hold the rocker cover down was to take the studs out of the ea pedastals and put them into the ef set. worked fine.
im now thinking of getting a ef rocker cover and polishing it up nice mmmmm.
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