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Old 09-19-2011, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by zenchal26
The noise does not sound like it is coming from under the valve covers more under the intake man. If the valves were out of adj would they be more likely to make noise at the rocker or at the cam/lifter.
Diagnosing engine sounds over the 'net is like sucking t*t through a cashmere sweater.

The cam and lifters are directly beneath the intake. You'd expect to hear valve train noise from collapsed or out of adjustment lifters up top- but there is no guarantee it's something else because all there is besides the valve train is loose wrist pin noise or piston slap. I suppose the cam bearings might be suspect, but that's a long shot. The distributor wouldn't make that type of noise and you'd hear it through the distributor body if it was.
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