Join Date: May 2007
Location: Baltimore Maryland
Re: Valve ticking?
I had a hell of a time tightening #8 cylinder bolts. I had to use swivels, extensions, etc. I have since used thread lock on them. I haven't had any further issues. I have ARP bolts that I may use that are drilled so I can use safety wire to keep them from backing out along with the thread lock. Another thing Kevin, I had a cam go out on me. I had two lobes wipe and it made alomost the same sound. When it started again I was pissed, but it ended up just being the header gasket. If you are getting the sound to change by tightening the header/manifold bolts, then I would lean toward that being the problem area.
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