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Offline digadam

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Engine builds analysis Brisbane
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:23:00 pm »
Right.  I go to one mechanic last year who does a bunch of work for me and says I need headers replaced due to tapping noise.

I go to another place who says old headers are ugly but fine - noise likely to be engine related. Could be cam. Could be skirted piston. Says book in for quote.

Who do I trust?

Second guy seems super honest. JP racing.  Anyone used or heard of him.

If not who do I go to?

Going to the exhaust shops is no good cause they all wanna sell you a system. I just wanna go to ONE place which is super recommended or reliable.


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Re: Engine builds analysis Brisbane
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 10:26:48 pm »
Sounds like a cam  or lifter problem . Windsors do break piston skirts so could be the problem .  So go for the quote from the 2 nd guy .

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Re: Engine builds analysis Brisbane
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 08:54:36 am »
Thanks Glenn.  Will do.  Mine's a Cleveland but good advice.

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Re: Engine builds analysis Brisbane
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 06:34:00 pm »
if your exhaust manifold gasket is leaking that can also cause a tapping/ticking noise

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 07:30:58 pm »
As Lee said also .  It could still be a lifter problem ? Clevos have non adjustable rocker gear ,so no rocker adjustment can be done unless it's a HO solid set up .  Check for exhaust manifold or extractor leak .

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Re: Engine builds analysis Brisbane
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 11:53:48 pm »
Ok thanks guys. Can’t detect a leak myself and neither could second mechanic on first inspection. I’ll book it in to him to have a proper look over.

The headers are rusty and ugly but he seems to think there is no leak. He thinks cam or lifter prob. Big bucks to sort if so?