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Old 10-15-2003, 12:16 PM   #1
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Default Loud Lifters

I had my head gaskets replaced last week along with may other things. Car runs great now!!

Problem - The thing sounds like a semi-truck. The lifters are loud while running at speed or at idle.

Any idea what may be causing this? The mechanic did adjust everything including the lifters to spec.

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Old 10-15-2003, 01:20 PM   #2
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Sounds like the valves are out of adjustment.

We're the valves reshimmed? Could also be low oil level, but doubt it.. Has your tech worked on 2.5s before?
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Old 10-15-2003, 02:23 PM   #3
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Nope, the valves were not reshimmed, only adjusted to spec.

Oil is fine.

Should I worry?

Other than noise everything seems top noch. I do have 100k on the car.

Thanks again,
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Old 10-15-2003, 02:34 PM   #4
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They can't be adjusted to spec without reshimming (DOHC?)...
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:01 PM   #5
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Yup, DOHC.

You say they can't be adjusted without reshimming?

What I saw is the mechanic adjusting each one almost like to you set the gap on a spark plug. Is this reshimming? Pulling it out and putting it back in, adjusting the gap until it met the required specs.
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Old 10-15-2003, 03:58 PM   #6
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Was he checking clearances (with a feeler guage), taking out little silver discs (shims) and sanding them, replacing them or moving them to different spots? If so then, it should be in spec. Were the heads already on the engine when he was adjusting?
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Old 10-15-2003, 05:29 PM   #7
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Was he checking clearances (with a feeler guage), taking out little silver discs (shims) and sanding them, replacing them or moving them to different spots? Yes


Were the heads already on the engine when he was adjusting? Yes
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Can this be corrected without pulling the motor? It seems to only be loud on the drivers side.

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Old 10-15-2003, 07:10 PM   #9
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You can do it in the car, but it's a little more work. If your mechanic guarantees his work, you should have him fix it. At least run it by him and see what he thinks.
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:50 PM   #10
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When I talked to my mechanic he stated it should be fine. I dissagre however.

What exactly am I asking for him to correct? Re-adjusting the valves? How much more do you think this will cost?

Thanks for all of your help.

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