Question about 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT
After doing head gaskets they will generally take a little while for the oil to get up there. I assume they are clacking a bit while running afterwards? Just give them a bit of time. They are known for the occasional lifter, being collapsed or not pumping up, but you would have experienced it before doing the head gaskets. The other problem is if you didn't replace them in the exact position they came out of. The intake push rods are just slightly shorter than the exhaust ones. THEY WILL BEND A VALVE if not put in the right location. I have seen it happen, and just answered a question from the same result. Doing the head gaskets the only you could have done is the push rod are in the wrong position, or the oil pump drive (at the top left side of engine) was not fully engaged onto the cam gear. Its not necessary to remove it to replace head gaskets. Good luck or get back to me.
Posted on Mar 11, 2011
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