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Lifter knocking on 1999 Nissan Frontier

I need to know what to torque lifter down to.

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  • Reber Robinson Apr 16, 2009

    A coworker truck has something tapping on his valve cover gasket of his 4 cyl 1999 Nissan Frontier.

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Red: there were two engines used in the1999 frontier.
The VG30 (V-6 )and the KA24DE (4- CYL)
If you have a V-6, there is no adjustment you can make on the valve clearances. They are hydraulic and self adjust. If they are noisy, you might try changing the oil and filter and using an oil additive designed for addressing high mileage motors with noisy lifters. Marvel Mystery oil actually works, but follow the instructions. MORE IS NOT BETTER!
The 4 Cly engine does not have adjustable valve clearances from the stand point of using a few wrenches, one to adjust and the other to lock the adjuster when the clearance is correct.
These valve clearances are set using shims which are "metal discs about the size of a quarter. They come in various thicknesses and based on the measurement between the base of the cam when the highest point of the lobe is facing the 12:00 position, you place a feeler gauge between the base of the cam and the top of the shim.
If it is too loose or too tight, you use your feeler gauges to find out what it would take to make a zero clearance situation. From there, you remove the shim, measure it. Based on your findings during your initial measurements, you can calculate whether you need to use a thicker or thinner shim.
So to answer your question: unless you have a lifter confused with some other component, there is no means of torquing a lifter down on either series engine which came in that truck.
Please let me know if I can help you further. There must be some reason why you have asked this question......?

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • Bill Hackett Apr 16, 2009

    There was a problem with cam bracket bolts and the upper timing chain tensioner on the KA24DE engines. The noise was audible when you would first start it cold and it would go away rapidly.

    There were some instances where if the problem was allowed to continue without shop intervention, a guide could end up breaking at which point the chain would start rattling. ...mybunkey

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