Tapping or knocking noise in right front valve cover


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Tapping or knocking noise in right front valve cover

Postby Dannyboy1966 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:16 pm



Unless someone can help me figure this one out easily, I may need to find me a Wrencher locally in Kansas City. It just started all of a sudden, almost sounds like an oil gallery plugged up, but it just had an oil change done 2 months ago and the oil is clean. I changed the timing belts about the same time, and I thought it may have skipped, but took it apart, and everything is fine. So suggestions??? Or direct me to a good Wrench here local. Thanks



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Re: Tapping or knocking noise in right front valve cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:48 am

Well if you think it is a valve lash adjuster that is plugged up, and the tapping isn't loud enough you think damage is being done, you can try a dose of Seafoam in the oil to try to clear out the crud.

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Re: Tapping or knocking noise in right front valve cover

Postby Dannyboy1966 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:48 pm

I finally got the chance to throw some seafoam in, it ran for about 10 minutes with the tapping sound, then the sound just quit. I ran it around the lake a couple times by my house, then changed the oil, even quieter than when I bought it. Thanks.

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Re: Tapping or knocking noise in right front valve cover

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:45 pm

Good news. And you'll have cleaned an awful lot of old sludge out of the engine at the same time.




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