I just replaced head gaskets and now at idle it.

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • 212,000 MILES

I just replaced head gaskets and now at idle it makes a loud chirping noise. I thought it was the bellt so I took it off and it still does it. It sounds like it coming from passenger side valve cover. Any help would be appreciated

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 11:34 PM

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Tiny
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Oil may not have come up the push rod to lube the rocker

how long has it run?

Did you change the oil?

Roy

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 11:35 PM
Tiny
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I had it idleing for about an hour then I took it for a test drive and it died. I thought I had a bad battery so I replaced the battery then when I started it up is when it started making the noise yea I changed oil.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 11:48 PM
Tiny
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What is the oil pressure? I am thinking maybe a lifter is bad not sending oil to a rocker arm

roy

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 11:56 PM
Tiny
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The oilpressure is reading 40lbs.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 AT 11:59 PM
Tiny
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I believe you are right on thank you for your time

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Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 AT 12:11 AM

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