This is for Ken. Louwelds again. Hey I missed the boat on this car when I bought it. Engine makes ticking sound @ running rpm. Doesn't make sound when ilding, gets louder when revving up and revving down. Fairly loud and constant @ running speed.I can't and won't sell the car in this condition. The question;What do you think?Maybe just a dirty lifter/follower, camlobe going flat, timing chain, ect, ect. If I have to pull engine, I'm not doing it.I heard (carrols custom cadillic?) That MAYBE exhaust cams don't get enought oil splashed on them if car is mostly driven in town? (?) Causing them to wear excessively?
No you can't hear the noise when driving the car. Good job insulating engine compartment!Thank you GM. Thats how I missed it. Being old and half deaf doesn't help either.I dumped about 2k$dollars into car before someone said "Hey, Lou whats that noise all about" Ken, I'm a fair mechanic with lots of tools, a car lift, and an OK shop. However I know zip about Northstar motors like:Which end has the timing chains. Can I remove the camshaft(s)by just loosening the chain tensioners. Are there some specialized pullers, tools I have to use.I'm OK with taking the car to a shop if I have to but its all about the $$$.
Parts seem reasonable on Ebay.I think I know when I'm in over my head. And while I'm here, You ever hear about someone sticking it a Chevy LS motor in one of these things? As in where would the starter go? Water pumps can be dealt with.I understand some LS motors went it FWD GM cars.I'm not going to do it, just thinking.I did get the tranny shifting problem solved.$13 part on Ebay. Ya I know all this is more than a question, I'm just looking for a little guidance. Either way Thanks Lou
have the same problem?
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 AT 6:17 PM