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Old 06-03-2013, 02:27 AM
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Pretty sure I have a stuck valve....

So about 6 months ago I was out getting oil and a filter for an oil change and all of a sudden i hear this tick/knocking coming from the motor. Of course I freak out and think i spun a rod or something but it has run fine with that noise since then. I know it is terrible to run it like this but i have no other means of transportation. Now that I have a decent job and some time on the weekend I want to know How, if possible, I can take the VC off and determine if it really is a valve. I dont have the means to pull the entire head off (which i probably need to do soon anyway) so is there any way with out pulling everything out that I can check the valves and see which one is getting hit by either the piston or the rocker arm?

thanks for any help!!
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Re: Pretty sure I have a stuck valve....

seriously nothing????
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Re: Pretty sure I have a stuck valve....

well then guess this post was pointless...Mods go ahead and delete this thread.
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Re: Pretty sure I have a stuck valve....

Hold your horses quick draw..
U can try... And yes. This will be time consuming..

Remove valve cover, but I can see u got that far.
Check each cylinder one by. Your going to need to spin the engine over by hand till you get the back side of the cam lobe touching the rocker arm, just like you would when u adjust valves. And your going to have to do this for each cylinder, intake and exhaust.
Now each time u do it, grab that lash adjuster and move it up and down, see if u can spot one that moves alot, or hell get u a set of feeler gauges amd check each one correctly.
U absolutely should not have piston to valve contact and it still run fine with no misfire. If u don't exactly understand what I'm talking about, google how to adjust valves in your car, it might help u out. That should at least pin point if u have a valve adjuster out of adjustment. To adjust them, you'll need a 10mm socket, a set of feeler gauges and a flat head.


I see why no one tried to help u out.. That was too much typing..
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Re: Pretty sure I have a stuck valve....

well thanks man i appreciate it and yes ill be going out and getting a set of feeler gauges this weekend. Thanks again!!
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