Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Pontiac Trans Am V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 15000 miles
Hi. New here. Got a 01' T/A Firehawk, low miles LS1 15k. Just bought it two months ago. It has a ticking and is currently in the shop. They removed the passenger side valve cover and said the valves were all down which is a indication it's insufficient oil. They turned the car over quite a few times and little oil was getting to the valvetrain. The oil pump is 40psi which they indicated was normal. The car makes rythmic ticking. I told them about a TSB that says the oil pump may have a tear in the screen which may allow air into the oil. I'm wondering if that could hurt oil transfer to the valve area? They said the valves were at zero lash. It's going to cost $600 to get to the oil pump from what I've been told so they can check the screen. The wife is beside herself. I'm not thrilled either. Does any of this sound right as far as diagnosis? Thanks!
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 11:09 PM