• Tiny
  • madmex62
  • 2000 Chevrolet Silverado

Engine Mechanical problem
2000 Chevy Silverado V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual 84000 miles

My truck sounds like it has lifters koncking under the left vavle cover, what causes this to happen and how do you fix that. I rarely start it up and drive it maybe once a week or once every 2 weeks.

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AT 7:34 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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  • 30,495 posts

Hi there,

This will be a faulty hydraulic lifter, when left for extended periods they can bleed down and when engine started they rattle as they have no oil pressure, sometime they fail due to a sticky interval valve or just gum up. There are a fer additive that can help clean then out, but the only real solution is to replace them and run the engine up to operating temp on a regular basis, this will keep th oil up to them.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 6:03 AM

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