Jump to content

Due to a hardware failure on the hosts systems, all posts and messages created between May 26th and Jan 13th have been lost. Additionally, if you joined the NPORA Forums community during that time, you'll need to re-register. -NPORA Mod Team *Updated: 05/19/2022 12:15AM PST

Engine tapping noise after replacing valve covers/gaskets


jjonez
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi guys long time since I've been on.  I replaced my valve covers/gaskets recently in my 02 to deal with a leak and to try to mitigate oil consumption, and after putting it all back together I now get a tapping noise from the driver side valvetrain on cold starts.  The colder the ambient temp the louder it is.  It steadily quiets down as the truck warms up and engine sounds totally normal after about 10 minutes driving.  It is most noticeable inside the car with windows up/doors closed, can barely hear it outside the car.

 

So I know it's obviously something with the cams/buckets, maybe some crud got dropped in there during the repair.  I can remove the valve cover again, but my question is what should I be preparing for when I get in there?  Not really sure how to address the issue once it's all apart...

 

Thanks for your suggestions!

 

 

Side note: All my old followed content is gone.  was this because I was idle for too long or did something happen to the servers?

Edited by jjonez
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Welcome to NPORA Forums

 

Please register to gain full access to the forum.

Make sure you read the Forum Guidelines and don't forget to post a new intro in the New People Start Here! section, to say hi too everyone.

 

-NPORA

×
×
  • Create New...