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Old 05-19-2010, 03:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys, when my engine is under load (going up hills) the tappets are really noisy ??? is it easy to adjust tappets and if so,How?? all advice would be greatly appreciated thanks
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Old 05-19-2010, 11:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's an easy adjustment with a feeler gauge on a cold engine. I have no idea what it means that they're tapping under load, though, meaning if that's indicative of another problem. I just know how to adjust them. Hope that helps a little. Go to Ack's FAQ and download the FSM. It gives instructions.

edit: I may be mistaken--I was thinking of the valve lash adjustment that I did on mine. I don't know if that's the tapping you're referring to.

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Old 05-19-2010, 06:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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valve lash adjustment is when you adjust the clearance of the valve stem and the tappet. Adjusting them is really easy, but it's a lot more involved than checking to make sure your timing is not too far advanced or the oils not breaking down. Those are also leading causes of the "ticking under load" symptom.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I just adjusted mine after replacing the TB and valve cover gasket while I was in there. I can replace or fix things, but don't have extensive knowledge about what causes things to do what they do to diagnose a problem. Other than obvious things. :-0
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Greetings and salutations. I picked up my Suzi one week ago and noticed the noisy top end when test driving it. I liked it regardless of the noise, thinking that I could fix it when home. Someone on this website said to set the valve lash at .006 intake and .007 exhaust, when cold. All of the intake settings were correct, four of the exhaust were .006 and one was .004 (thinking this is the one that was making all the noise). After the adjustments the engine still made a racket, but not as bad as before. I did an oil change using 5W30 synthetic. I realize the synthetic will enhance the noise factor but I'm sold on synthetics. I'm thinking of adding some Lucas oil stabilizer which I use in my other two vehicles. One of those vehicles is a 93 TBird with a 3.8 and approximately 400K on it. Would anyone have any suggestions as to how I can make it less noisey or maybe this is just something that a 16 valve engine does. Thank you in advance for any help.

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Shouldn't be the oil if you're using 5w30 synthetic. Could be the oil FILTER, you aren't using a Fram Oil Filter are you? Also check your timing to make sure it's not too far advanced.
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Shouldn't be the oil if you're using 5w30 synthetic. Could be the oil FILTER, you aren't using a Fram Oil Filter are you? Also check your timing to make sure it's not too far advanced.
BARATACUS....I'm ashamed to admit it, but when I did the oil change I did use a FRAM as I could not find what I consider to be a good one, namely PURUOLATOR or DELCO (made by Purolator). When I start the engine you can barely hear the chatter, then after a minute or so it becomes somewhat louder. I tried to get an oil filter from the local GM dealer, said he hadn't sold one in over a year. Will check the timing though and order a new timing belt kit and water pump. Thanks for your input.
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The frams have been know to break down and release little cardboard pieces of filter material into your engine. They also block up quickly and then the internal bypass valve is activated which drops oil pressure and circulates your oil without filtering it. I just get my oil changed at the quicklube place for 20 bucks and save myself the hassle. They DONT use fram and they have a free top off policy between oil changes. (never needed it, but it's there if i do)

At least running synthetic will help keep it clean a little longer.
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The frams have been know to break down and release little cardboard pieces of filter material into your engine. They also block up quickly and then the internal bypass valve is activated which drops oil pressure and circulates your oil without filtering it. I just get my oil changed at the quicklube place for 20 bucks and save myself the hassle. They DONT use fram and they have a free top off policy between oil changes. (never needed it, but it's there if i do)

At least running synthetic will help keep it clean a little longer.
I agree with you. I read an article some time ago by a fellow who conducted his own testing of fifteen different manufacturers of oil filters and the Fram filter was nowhere near the top. I picked up a Delco (Purolator) this morning and I'm going out to put that in and put in a litre jug of Lucas Oil Stabilizer (non-synthetic) and see what happens. I will use the Lucas Synthetic Stabilzer for the winter where it can get to 40-C. I am going to order a new timing belt kit and water pump. Will let you know how things turn out.
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all my tappets were very noisy, i had no idea how to do it so i paid for it to be professionally. cost bugger all at $60 AUD. WAAAAAAY worth it! its been soooo much quieter and smoother! best $60 i EVER spent
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