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Stumper??????????????????????????????????????????????????? i just replaced the head gaskets on my 1996 cutlass supreme now the rocker tic if i crank them down it goes awy but then my valves are stuck open and the car has no power if i put them at 7 lbs they come loose and the tics back it is on a new head had to replace one it was the roller rocker set up but i have the bearing set up i was told i could convert so i did but somthing wrong and noone here has any idea can someoone please help

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  • stanmyers Jan 06, 2009

    i checked all that ive been told i may have tick the cam when rebuilding the motor would this be posiable

  • stanmyers Jan 06, 2009

    yea a mean nicked it not for sure but i was told i might have it has the roller rockers in it it does sound almost like a lifter but i have had a compression check done to the engine and the compression is there it loder than just a normal tick it quiets down after a while but when you rev the motor it almost goes away and then when it returns to idle its loud again i just cant seem to figure it out and have had about 3 poeple look at it and know one can tell me what it is i almost wonder if i have a bent lifter but its still seating so thats why the compression is good

  • stanmyers Jan 17, 2009

    got it tore it back down and the #2 lifter wheel was all nicked up no more tick just thought id pass it on cas anyone else ever has this problem

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You failed to mention which engine you have.
If it is a push-rod engine, the push-rods may need to be matched to the head you are trying to use.
The condition you describe sounds like the push rods are too long.

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    Steve Allison Jan 06, 2009

    I'm sorry but I can't quite decipher this:


    i may have tick the cam when rebuilding the motor


    Did you mean 'nicked' ? As in damaged?


    Also >  if i crank them down it goes awy but then my valves are stuck open
    You are risking bending the valve stems or push rods by adjusting them to zero clearance. 


    If you are concerned about the 'ticking' noise, this is normal with mechanical valves and with the valve cover on, it becomes much quieter.
    Hydraulic valves can operate with no clearance because they exert no force when the valves are supposed to close.

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    michealdanie Apr 23, 2012

    its a 3400

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