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Clacky noise adjust valves and nise was more quietly! :)

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Might need a new cam chain

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I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. During the last 2 months when I start the truck in the morning I hear a "tac, tac, tac, tac ...." noise for 30s to 1 min than it stops when I drive away. This...

This is most likely a noisy lifter (or valve tappet). In cold weather, the clearances in the valve train open up because metal contracts due to the cold. Once the oil pressure comes up after start the noise goes away because the larger clearance fills with oil and the lifter becomes "cushioned" with the oil. The proper fix is to have the valves adjusted. I believe in your model, that is done by putting shims on the lifters. This will quiet the noisy lifters. In the short term, you can try using a lighter weight oil for cold weather. This will get the oil to the lifters faster after start up and quiet the tapping more quickly. Once the weather warms again, shift back to the normal weight.

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I have a loud ticking noise when I first start the car,after about 10 minutes it begins to quiet down

That sound is one or more valve lifter(s) that is out of adjustment or a clogged rod provided your oil level is correct and the oil is not overly used and dirty. If there are several valve lifters making noise I would tend to believe the oil pressure is too low which could be the oil pump failing.

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Clicking or loudingd ticking noise when started and quiets down a little when warm. someone told me it might be a cam chain tensioner but I hope its just need the valves adjusted

I think I would start with the valves.It sounds like they need to be adjusted to eliminate the play on a cold atart up.A worn chain tensioner doesn't care if its hot or cold.Do an oil change on the bike as well,the valves might be hanging up a bit.happy riding

Nov 05, 2010 | Suzuki Boulevard C50 Motorcycles

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Overhead valves making noise like they need ajusting

Valve Lash ADJUSTMENT 1.6L Engines NOTE: Measure valve clearance with the engine cold.
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove the valve cover.
  3. Set the engine to Top Dead Center (TDC) of the compression stroke for the cylinder to be adjusted.
  4. Check the valve clearance. The valve clearance specifications are as follows:
    • Intake valves: 0.005-0.007 inches (0.13-0.17mm)
    • Exhaust valves: 0.005-0.007 inches (0.13-0.17mm)
  5. After adjustment, tighten the locknuts to 11-14 ft. lbs. (15-19 Nm).
  6. Repeat for each valve to be adjusted.
1.8L, 2.0L and 2.5L Engines The 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.5L engines utilize automatic hydraulic lash adjusters to maintain proper valve lash at all times. Periodic valve lash inspection and adjustment is not necessary or possible. prev.gif next.gif

Sep 14, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Tracker

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If the clearances are OK , this may not be valve noise.
cam chains and adjusters can sound this way

Apr 28, 2010 | 2001 Yamaha V Star 1100 Classic

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Hi. I know a thousandth of how we adjust the

The 4.0 engine has non-adjustable hydraulic lifters. The rocker arms are torqued to 19 foot lbs. No further adjustment is necessary.
If you have valve clatter it is likely due to worn pivots on the rockers or a worn cam lobe.
I would also check the valve springs (rare but they can break), oil pressure (low pressure from worn bearings or obstructed pickup screen) as that can cause lifter noise as well. If all is good, sometimes using an additive like marvel or lucas oil treatment will quiet them down.

Feb 17, 2010 | 1987 Jeep Cherokee

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My kawasaki gpx 5000r had some strange sounds in the engine, clacki noises as vell.. sory for bad english

sounds like lifters need shimed, ie.. adjusted, check with kawasaki to see the recomended adjustments at your milage....hope this helps.

Sep 11, 2009 | 2004 kawasaki GPZ 500 S - GPX 500 R

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Valve noise

Hi you can set them to 4 thou it should quiet them down pretty much

Jun 14, 2009 | Garden

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Clacky engine on Gpz 500

had the same problem. Changed The Oil And Used Some Good Semi-synthetic Which Has Eased It A Little, It Doen't Sound So Rough Now, But I Have Been Told To Definately Get The Cam Chain Checked! Reply With Quote

Nov 20, 2008 | 2004 kawasaki GPZ 500 S - GPX 500 R

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