Re: [DML] Good news for vin 2277 AT LAST!!
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Re: [DML] Good news for vin 2277 AT LAST!!

Gosh, I hope not but it is what it is. Can damage be done to the 
engine with an exhaust leak? The reason why I was confidant that it 
is a valve tick is because Don at Garden Grove pointed it out as 
such, is it possible he miss judged it?


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Dave Swingle" <swingle@...> wrote:
> I just did a set of exhaust gaskets on a 24K mile car. I'd bet 
> that's what you're hearing. The gaskets generally burn thru 
> underneath (there is a ridiculously thin area). Like Andy, I've 
> heard one where the ticking was really valve noise.
> The best way to tell is adjust the valves, then when it still 
> yank the engine and change the gaskets. It's a miserable job, and 
> is possible to do with the engine in the car if you are really 
> right. Unfortunately the studs often break, and there are several 
> them that you can't hit with a drill with the engine in place. 
> Second best way is to notice whether or not there is more noise 
> load as opposed to at idle - if so it's definitely the gaskets.
> Dave
> ---------------------
> I am fairly confidant its a valve tick. I have looked at the 
> and it appears ok, the sound is definately coming from the valve 
> cover. Is there a way to tell for sure?
> The ODO says 37,000 miles (unconfirmed). I think a more accurate 
> assessment would be around 60,000 as the angle drive was shot when 
> got the car. Dont think it would be much more than that, the 
> is super strong. 
> Nathan
> 2277
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@ wrote:
> >
> >  
> >  
> > On the PRV, exhaust manifold gasket leaks are frequently 
> misdiagnosed as  
> > incorrect valve lash.

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