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Re: Do ticking valves hurt anything?
Well the tapping in my old engine was the valve guides flipping up and down from the head to the top of the
valve stem... also, you get quite the oil injection into the cylinder....
Are you burning any oil, or large quantities of oil?
It is not hard to just pop off the valve cover, just make sure you are carefull not to damage the gasket.
and when you put the bolts back in , they don't need to be torqued or you will bend in the cover.....
then take a very little flash light and start looking inbetween the springs and look at the rockers and such.
If you don't do anything, How do you know when you are done?