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I have really high top end pressure coming from my tappet cover ? What causes that please? Is it my rings?

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Sounds like a plugged PCV valve and/or hose. Or the hose could have a restristriction like a sharp bend in it that's not allowing the free flow of air.

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SOURCE: 2004 5.3 tahoe, Mobil 1

shouldn't be plugged if you use mobil 1 and have changed regularly. Do you actually see drips/runs anywhere? It could be the valve cover gaskets themselves. Your best bet is to get the factory service manual which will give you everything in detail that is what the dealer mechanics use
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2004-Tahoe-Suburban-Yukon-Chevy-Service-Repair-Manual_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247QQcategoryZ34216QQihZ025QQitemZ380006789512QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWD1V
Let me know if you need any further assistance.
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Lee

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SOURCE: oil on top of s plugs even w/ new o rings

Make sure the PCV port to the mainfold is not plugged and correct PCV is installed. This may be why the gasket is not maintaining a seal. Also look for cracks in the valve cover. And make sure it is not bent, and you may have to peen back the areas around the bolt holes as they are likely distorted at this poing.. Spreader washers are a really good idea. Stick to factory torque specs.

RTV may cause other problems because people often use way to much of it.

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SOURCE: my oil pressure light comes on i have changed ,the pump,switch.tappets,and big ends still light on

Take the sender unit out and put in a gauge to see what the reading is

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Tappet jacking is far from unknown but is rare and usually happens after a cold start when the oil pressure is momentarily much higher than usual.

The big question is, is the misfire caused by tappet jackiing with such a low oil pressure or is something else going on that coincidentally is causing the misfire? Perhaps some of the components used in the rebuild weren't suitable for that engine? I have noticed some engines have a second pressure relief valve fitted in the cylinder head, presumably to further reduce the oil pressure.

In 40-odd years I have only once known an engine that tappet jacked at any other time and new valve springs cured it.

The other big question that maybe should be answered first is why is the cold oil pressure so low after a fairly comprehensive dismantling and checking. It could be a case of going back to the drawing board...

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Oil on top of s plugs even w/ new o rings


Make sure the PCV port to the mainfold is not plugged and correct PCV is installed. This may be why the gasket is not maintaining a seal. Also look for cracks in the valve cover. And make sure it is not bent, and you may have to peen back the areas around the bolt holes as they are likely distorted at this poing.. Spreader washers are a really good idea. Stick to factory torque specs.

RTV may cause other problems because people often use way to much of it.

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General Specifications Item Specification
Displacement L (CID) 4.6 (281)
Number of Cylinders 8
Bore and Stroke mm 90.2 x 90.0
Firing Order 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Oil Pressure (HOT @ 1500 rpm) kPa 138-310
Drive Belt Tension a
Cylinder Head and Valve Train
Combustion Chamber Volume cm 52?±.5
Valve Seats Width?€"Intake mm 1.9-2.1
Valve Seats Width?€"Exhaust mm 1.9-2.1
Valve Seats Angle 44.51-45.01 degrees
Valve Seats Runout (T.I.R.) Max mm 0.025
Valve Arrangement (Front-to-Rear) (Left Hand) E-I-E-I-E-I-E-I
(Right Hand)
I-E-I-E-I-E-I-E
Valve Stem to Guide Clearance?€"Intake mm (Inch) 0.020-0.069
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Valve Stem to Guide Clearance?€"Exhaust mm (Inch) 0.045-0.095 (0.0018-0.0037)
Valve Head Diameter?€"Intake mm (Inch) 44.5- (1.75)
Valve Head Diameter?€"Exhaust mm (Inch) 34.0 (1.34)
Valve Head Diameter?€"Gauge Diameters mm (Inch) 42.5- and 32.0
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Valve Face Runout Limit mm (Inch) 0.05 (0.002)
Valve Face Angle 45.25-45.75 degrees
Valve Stem Diameter (STD)
?€"Intake mm (Inch) 6.995-6.975 (0.275-0.2746)
Valve Stem Diameter (Std)
?€"Exhaust mm (Inch) 6.970-6.949 (0.274-0.2736)
Valve Springs?€"
Compression Pressure N @
Spec. Length?€"Intake 587.14 N @ 28.02 mm
Valve Springs?€"
Compression Pressure N @
Spec. Length?€"Exhaust 587.14 N @
28.02 mm
Valve Springs?€"Free
Length ( Approximate)?€"
Intake mm (Inch) 49.55 (1.951)
Valve Springs?€"Free
Length (Approximate)?€"
Exhaust mm (Inch) 49.55 (1.951)
Valve Springs?€"Installed
Pressure N @ Spec. Length
?€"Intake 244.64 N @ 40.0 mm
Valve Spring?€"Installed
Pressure N @ Spec. Length
?€"Exhaust 244.64 N @ 40.0 mm
Valve Springs?€"Installed
Pressure N @ Spec. Length
?€"Service Limit 10 % Pressure Less @ 28.02 mm
Valve Springs?€"Installed
Pressure N @ Spec. Length
?€"Out of Square Limit 2 degrees
Valve Guide Inner
Diameter mm (Inch) 7.015-7.044 (0.2761-0.2773)
Rocker Arm?€"Ratio 1.75:1
Valve Tappet?€"Diameter
(STD) mm (Inch) 16.000-15.988 (0.66-0.629)
Valve Tappet?€"Clearance
to Bore mm (Inch) 0.018-0.069
(0.00071-0.00272)
Valve Tappet?€"Service
Limit mm (Inch) 0.016 (0.00063)
Valve Tappet?€"Hydraulic
Leakdown Rate b 5-25 seconds
Valve Tappet?€"Collapsed
Valve Tappet Gap?€"
Desired mm (Inch) 0.085-0.45 (0.0033-0.0177)
Camshaft
Lobe Lift?€"Intake
mm (Inch) 6.58939 (0.2594)
Lobe Lift?€"Exhaust
mm (Inch) 6.58939 (0.2594)
Lobe Lift?€"Allowable
Lobe Lift Loss mm (Inch) 0 (0)
Theoretical Valve Lift @
Zero Lash?€"Intake
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Theoretical Valve Lift @
Zero Lash?€"Exhaust
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Journal to Bearing
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(0.00098-0.003
Journal to Bearing
Clearance?€"Service Limit
mm (Inch) 0.021 (0.0048)
Journal Diameter (All)
mm (Inch) 26.962-26.936
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Journal Diameter (All)?€"
Bearing Inside Diameter
(All) mm (Inch) 27.012-26.987
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Camshaft Runout
mm (Inch) 0.05 (0.002)
Cylinder Bore
Diameter?€"Surface Finish
(RMS) 0.2-0.6 Microns
Diameter?€"Out-of-Round
Limit mm (Inch) 0.015 (0.0006)
Diameter?€"Out-of-Round
Service Limit mm (Inch) 0.020 (0.00079)
Diameter?€"Taper Service
Limit mm (Inch) 0.006 (0.00023)
Piston
Piston?€"Diameter?€"
Coded Red 1 mm (Inch) 90.177-90.197
(3.550-3.551)
Piston?€"Diameter?€"
Coded Blue 2 mm (Inch) 90.190-90.210
(3.5507-3.5515)
Piston?€"Diameter?€"
Coded Yellow 3 mm (Inch) 90.203-90.223
(3.513-3.5521)
Piston-to-Bore-Clearance
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Pin Bore Diameter
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Ring Groove Width?€"
Compression (Top)
mm (Inch) 1.520-1.550 (0.06-0.610)
Ring Groove Width?€"
Compression (Bottom)
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Ring Groove Width?€"Oil
Ring mm (Inch) 6.996-7.224 (0.275-0.2844)
Piston Pin?€"Length
mm (Inch) 61.93-62.05 (2.44-2.443)
Diameter mm (Inch) 21.994-21.999
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Pin to Piston Clearance
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Pin to Rod Clearance
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Piston Rings?€"Ring Gap
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Oil Ring?€"Compression
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Oil Ring?€"Compression
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Oil Ring Snug Fit
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Ring Gap?€"Compression
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Ring Gap?€"Compression
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Ring Gap?€"Oil Ring (Steel
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Transmission (Quarts U.S.) 6.675?±0.125
Oil Capacity?€"Manual
Transmission (Quarts U.S.) 6.425?±0.125
Cylinder Block
Main Bearing Bore
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Crankshaft and Flywheel
Main Bearing Journal
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Crankshaft Runout to Rear
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Connecting Rod Bearings
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Clearance to Crankshaft?€"
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Bearing Wall Thickness
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Main Bearings
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Bearing Wall Thickness
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Connecting Rod, Piston and Rings
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Connecting Rod?€"
Crankshaft Bearing Bore
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Connecting Rod?€"Length
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Alignment (Bore-to-Bore
Max. Diff.) c ?€"Twist
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Alignment (Bore-to-Bore
Max. Diff.)?€"Bend
mm (Inch) 0.038 per 25 (0.0015-0.984)
Side Clearance (Assembled
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Side Clearance (Assembled
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Crankshaft Main Bearing
Journal Taper mm (Inch) 0.020 (0.0007)
Crankshaft Main Bearing
Journal Runout mm (Inch) 0.05 (0.002)
Crankshaft Connecting Rod
Journal Taper mm (Inch) 0.015 (0.0006)

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Hi, i have a toyota fielder 1.8cc with a some problem which has now come up. when i switch on esp in the morning after staying overnight, it produces some really annoying sound from the engine. when the...


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threads, but not your problem this time
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Shooting oil out of dipstick


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