2000 Chevy Silverado lifters

Tiny
MADMEX62
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET SILVERADO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 84,000 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.
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Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 AT 7:34 PM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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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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