1989 Ford Bronco Knocking after Engine rebuild

Tiny
JETTEZ
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1989 Ford Bronco 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

Just had engine rebuilt and noticed valve knocking. Mechanic says the knocking would stop after a few days but not sure exactly. Several days have past and the knocking or tapping, as the mechanic calls it, is still going strong. Says the lifters need time to settle themselves. What is a reasonable time for the lifters and valves to settle? In my opinion, if the job was done right, it wouldn't take no more than a day.
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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 AT 12:23 PM

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Tiny
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If the lifters were on tight and good it dont knock. Its a fresh motor it shouldnt be doing that.I think your mechanic is a dill weed and he dont wanna fix the problem. The motor wasnt rebuilt good and possibly was done in a hurry. Im sure you have warranty on it. Use it. Sometimes the motor will knock but only when its the first start of a new engine and it would only last seconds thats it. Good luck
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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Yeah, that's what I thought. That's why I took it back to him, to give him a chance to fix the problem. I Believe I'm gonna have to get the judge involved in this one but I will try one more time to allow him to fix the problem.
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 7:45 PM
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Does it kinda sound like a desil engine noise?
If it does it is most likely a bent oil pump drive shaft that is driven by the distributor. I have personaly experienced this. Drove me nut's, tour motor down twice before I figured it out. Just a thought.
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 9:06 PM

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