05-27-2007, 07:04 PM
I put my YT 1.8 ration rockers on today, and followed the instructions to the max that are on LS1howto.com. When I started the car up I there was a noticeable ticking that wasn't going away after 30 seconds. I pulled both valve covers and rechecked everything, all looked ok. Restarted the car and it did the same thing. So I put the car back to stock and restarted it again, same exact noise. Im kind of at a lost, I took my time and triple checked everything and this noise makes me nervous! Any suggestions?
05-27-2007, 07:51 PM
If the rockers are getting oil you could have the rockers installed too lose and tapping noise is rockers hitting the vavle stem.
05-27-2007, 07:57 PM
I think I figured out the problem. I called a couple mechanic buddys of mine and they said it sounds like a lifter possibly moved a little. They told me to drive it around the block easy and see if the tick goes away. So I did. And the tick went away after about 20 seconds of driving it. I got the oil temp up to about 160 degrees then came home and opened the hood and listened to it. It sounds normal now.... thank god....
I failed to mention in my orginal post that the car really ticked when I first started it after I put the rockers on it, then alot of the ticking went away(like it should) except this one tick, so maybe they all righted themselves except one when I first started it. One must of needed a little easy driving to right itself.