CAN I USE 1989 454 HEADS ON A 1996 454 BLOCK

  • Tiny
  • backshooter
  • 1996 Chevrolet Truck
  • 15 miles

SOME SAY NO AND SAY YES. I HAVE A LIFTER TIC NOISE USING THE ABOVE COMBINATION ON A NEW REBUILD. THANK S" I rebuilt a 1096 454 chevy motor. I used 1989 454 heads, engine runs good but has a lifter tappet noise. Some people say can't use 89 heads on 96 block, will this make a difference. Thank you

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 2:12 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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We only recommend direct fit parts. As far as the noise, if it is a lifter, the heads will not repair the problem.

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 2:14 AM
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  • ASEMaster6371
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Not as far as the lifter noise.
Does it overheat? That would be my concern.

Roy

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 2:15 AM

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