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Here is the sound.....its new.....and it sounds like the lifters. If you all agree what should be done? I have seen people say Marvels and a. Flush might loosen up the sludge and help....but what it the best way to go about it? Assuming it is a lifter tick...



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Here is the sound.....its new.....and it sounds like the lifters. If you all agree what should be done? I have seen people say Marvels and a. Flush might loosen up the sludge and help....but what it the best way to go about it? Assuming it is a lifter tick...



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How many miles?
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And do you have a good mechanical background? I ask because take a valve cover off and see how much sludge is laying in he head, once a .lifter starts to fail nothing will help except new parts.
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139k

Yeah , I do some work, can be intimidating sometime. Replaced the valve gaskets last year. Did coolant sensor and rewiring this year.

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Just saying dont sound good. 139k those older motors never lived as long as todays motors. Seems to be on drivers side when u went to the passangers got quiet. Did it sit for a long time ? Some times they need awhile to puml up the lifters but thats a coin toss really.
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Do you happen to know what the oil pressure is at idle?
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Cool I used this in my 5.3...

...99 Z71 pick up. It had a tick when it was cold! Fixed it. Can't hurt? You didn't mention what weight oil you're using? Could try a bit heavier weight as well as checking the valve adjustment. Good luck!

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I've yanked them out on industrial engines and primed lifters with marvel alot of times and it has worked about 90 percent of the time, those are alot easier to get to than a Chevy engine though.
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Here is the sound.....its new.....and it sounds like the lifters. If you all agree what should be done? I have seen people say Marvels and a. Flush might loosen up the sludge and help....but what it the best way to go about it? Assuming it is a lifter tick...



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Checked your exhaust manifold bolts lately? Mine sounded like / similar to that.......just sayin'.
As for the older motors, I rolled a 1977 Monte Carlo (with a 305) over 250k, really did very little work to it. Only reason I ever took the valve covers off was to change the gaskets. Everyone's mileage will vary of course.
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It did sit for about a year.

It is mainly driver side.

I have not checked the manifold bolts...why?
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I could check the pressure......not sure how...
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A leaking exhaust manifold can sound like a lifter tick,,
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I am assuming you have a warning light in the dash and not a oil pressure gauge? How old is the oil and what kind do you use?
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Since storage its only been running maybe a total of 20 minutes at a time, maybe 3 times total.

Its starts great runs strong, just the tick......could it be a loose rocker?
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