Question about 1994 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow

1 Answer

Ticking noise in top rite head,could it be worn lifters or big end problems.1994 1100 shadow.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • mick_spanna Mar 07, 2009

    been told that it is hydaulic cannot be adjusted. they said clearances cant be adjusted.might have pull engine down.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    My 1987 Shadow 1100 does the same thing. I've been told it's the "famous Honda Tick" .I have also been told that using Shell Rotella T 15w40 motor oil could cure or lessen the problem. I'm gonna try it...what do I have to lose,right? Apprently this is a common problem with 1100 shadows...and a comon fix. Hope it works .

  • joe May 11, 2010

    have you checked intake & exhaust valve gaps?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 292 Answers

Http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

this may help free service manual in pdf format

if it were big end noise then it would be more prominent at the bottom, as thats where they are,

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2007 pontiac g6 gt engine ticking noises what can it be?


ticking noise at idle are normally worn hydraulic lifters , worn rocker shaft or bushes worn on the end of the rocker where it contacts the end of the valve stem

May 26, 2016 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Dodge Stratus R/T 3.0L V6. Motor ticks on top end while running. Every couple minutes the ticking goes away and then comes back. Timing belt is original, vehicle has 145,000 miles


A ticking noise at the top of the engine suggest either sticking/worn valve lifters or wear on camshaft lobes.

An oil change won't cure any mechanical wear, but it certainly won't do any harm either..

You can also try adding an additive to the oil. There are additives for 'quietening valve train noise'. The alternative is to remove the camshaft and lifters for inspection/replacement as necessary.

With 145, 000 miles on the clock your engine has done well - but no engine doesn't wear or suffer from the occasional fault. Maintenance such as frequent oil changes negates many problems, but wear and faults do develop.

You have the original rubberised camshaft/timing belt on a 2001 car with 145,000 on the clock? You're living on borrowed time. If that belt snaps your car is history. Scrap value. Change it...

May 04, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

What cause tick tick noise in my cylinder head,funny part when I drive& apply clutch the noise disapear.(Ford bantam 1.8diesel endura de) do I need to change oil or bent valves? Pls help


A ticking noise in the cylinder head area is usually associated with the camshaft/followers, which may be worn.
Here's a couple if images: cause-tick-tick-noise-in-cylinder-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-0.jpg The lobe of the camshaft wears - becomes 'rounded'

cause-tick-tick-noise-in-cylinder-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-1.jpg The cam follower - what the camshaft pushes against to open and close the valves - can become worn.. 'dished' at the top.

It is unlikely you will have to change any valves, unless of course there is wear/damage.

The reason why the tick noise disappears when you are driving is because oil is getting pumped up to the camshaft area, between the cam lobe and the follower and acting as a 'cushion'.

A vehicle that has hydraulic lifters.. they control valve clearances by using oil. Like conventional cam followers, they can wear.

Changing your oil won't cure any wear. You could try using a valve train additive to try and quieten things down.


cause-tick-tick-noise-in-cylinder-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-6.jpg

Hydraulic lifter:
cause-tick-tick-noise-in-cylinder-drn4r4jcf5cpqfgonvky3zim-5-10.jpg

Nov 06, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Toyota 4runner


I take it that the 'ticking' noise disappears shortly after the engine is started?
Can you identify where the ticking noise is coming from?

There are 2 noises associated with engine wear:
1. A rumble or 'knock' - maybe a 'tapping - ' noise from the bottom of the engine may indicate that the big end bearings are worn. The knock/tapping noise is caused by the worn big end bearings striking the crankshaft. The noise will often disappear after start up because of the oil finding its way into the space between the big end bearing and crankshaft. A rumble/knock/tapping from the bottom of the engine usually indicates a very major repair in the not too distant future..

2. A ticking noise from the top of the engine suggests a worn camshaft/cam followers or cam shells (bearings) .. usually a worn camshaft.

I'm not familiar with your model of vehicle (I'm in the UK). However, I would add that 'big end failure' isn't anywhere near as common as it was way back in the 70s. I would guess that your ticking noise has something to do with the camshaft. Any half-decent workshop would be able to diagnose the problem within a couple of minutes.

It's a relatively quick and easy job to change an overhead camshaft (I'm guessing your vehicle is overhead cam..). You may have to open your wallet and part with some of your hard earned dollars to join the 'replacement camshaft club' .. Worn camshafts aren't too uncommon.

Apr 20, 2014 | Vehicle Parts & Accessories

1 Answer

I have a 2001 HD Electraglide classic,at 18,000 mi cam tens,went bad.Local HD shop in my area installed hydraulic cam plate~kit. and supposed to take care of the common problem. now i have 44k and noticed...


Could just be fair wear and tear, Ticking noises can be worn rocker arms but unusual on TC. If bike is well maintained and proper oil services done then wear should not be the problem. Use a steatascope to pinpoint the noise. If lifters are the problem, then noise will be loudest on lifter covers. Lifter roller bearins do fail on TC's.

Sep 27, 2013 | Harley Davidson Motorcycles

2 Answers

Loud ticking noise under the hood of my 2003 ford explorer


if your lifters are sticking, you can try using MARVEL MYSTERY OIL. depending on the mileage and whether it's dual over head cam or over head valve ,their is a chance that a cam lobe could be worn or a rocker could be worn or slipped off. a lifter will collapes and some can even replaced without removing the head.

Aug 05, 2012 | 2003 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

1995 saturn sl2 ticking noise when accelerating


these are known for carbon build up on the valves that cause several problems.this could be the problem as the carbon can cause the valves to stick a bit in the valve guides while its running and show up as a ticking noise with the gas applied.have the top end service done which cleans the fuel system injectors and any carbon build up on the back of the valves.if this gets bad enough it can cause the cam holders to break locking up the motor if the piston hits the valve.another thing to check is oil pressure and the lifters may be worn to the point that they need replacing.check the cam lobes as well if worn these can cause a ticking noise on acceleration.

Apr 17, 2012 | Saturn SL2 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a ticking in the top of motor sound like it,s in the head


YOU HEAR VALVE LIFTERS.MOST TIME YOU HEAR VALVE LIFTER NOISE.LIFTERS ARE WORN OUT OR OIL + FILTER COULD NEED CHANGING.BECAUSE DIRTY OIL WILL STOP UP LIFTERS CAUSE THEM BE NOISEY.YOU CAN ADD BOTTLE OF MARVEL MYSTERY OIL IT WILL HELP QUIET DOWN NOISEY LIFTERS.

Oct 20, 2010 | Mitsubishi Montero Sport Cars & Trucks

6 Answers

A loud ticking noise?


No I would not chase to the pistons, these vehicle were very comon in creating HLA noise hydraulic lash adjusting valves, meaning the valves pump up with oil as the oil gets thinner they dont pump up as fast and create a very loud ticking noise, I would not express a great concern over simplicity, dodge was famous for this, they really were.

Oct 22, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Engine ticking at idle and low speeds


Hi There,
I would try adding a lifter quiet supstance such as nulon lifter quiet, may or may not be available in your country, 
Or try heading to a local auto store and look for a reputable brand name products, ie injector clean/ carby clean /lifter quiet/worn engine treatment.
Below i have listed common problems related to yours that might be worth checking.
Sometimes the oil that you may of put in may not be thick enough hence why youre getting more noise.
it could mean yes that a lifter or shim is loose and needs adjustment,
injector noise from fuel injectors if they get clogged up they tick loudly.
Dirty fuel causing injector noise
Low oil or incorrect oil level as in over full.
Incorrect oil specification/ wrong Viscosity or grade.
Leak or low oil presssure could be a blockage somewhere stopping oil circulating
Worn oil pump not correctly pumping enough oil.
Oil line blockage insufficent oil getting up to the lifters
It coudl even be driveline related as in a C.V. joint coudl be loose/worn and ticking.
Ive even seen cars where wire has been entwined aroudn the driveshaft and taps against the floor/wall
Coudl be a fan if your fan runs off the engine rather then electric ticking against the houseing or it could also be a belt or bearing in one of you accesories ie a bearing in the aircondition clutch tha tmay be loose and is ticking.
However start small and go from the cheapest option up to the dearest.
Make sure you have a good listen while its running with the bonnet up and go through to try and find the source of the sound.
Usually this is what the mechanics would- do anyway untill they find the problem.
Hoipefully this helps so you dont have to take it to the shop.
Cheers
Steve

Apr 03, 2009 | 1997 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

Not finding what you are looking for?
1994 Honda VT 1100 C Shadow Logo

Related Topics:

387 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Gino Cussen
Gino Cussen

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...