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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2003, 02:32 PM
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loose rocker problems

i own a 1983 jeep cj-7, 258 i-6. the newly rebuilt engine has about 20,000 miles on it. last week i started to hear a loud tapping noise in the valve cover. i took the cover off and noticed that every second rocker could be moved from left to right and that the third set, second rocker had a gap between the spring and the bottom of the rocker. no other rockers had gaps in them. i retorqued all rockers to 25ft/lbs to see if this would solve the problem. started the engine, the tapping had stopped for about a minute but then started again, then stopped. i switched the problem set, the third set with the fourth set but the problem still exists. do i need to buy new rockers? does the head need to be reworked?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-12-2003, 02:45 PM
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Re: loose rocker problems

1. J, Welcome to the forum.
2. Thanks for filling out your user profile.
3. Read the New Posters Message at the top of the forum.
4. Participate more often!
5. Two brains are always better'n one!
6. The cam lobes may worn, or,
7. The lifters may not be filling with oil.
8. Have you looked to see if the push-rods were deformed, scored, etc.?
9. IMHO... Pull the head.. examine the lifters and camshaft.
10. Is the camshaft "walking"?
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