Originally Posted by vman49
Awesome thanks for the input. So if I were to change all my lash adjusters I would need 24 of them and also 24 rocker arms? Plus all the bolts needed.
Also would you recommend me doing a compression test before and after the fix?
Thanks again for all the help and info.
No bolts are required for the rockers and lash adjusters, Get one of those Freedom racing tools to remove the rocker. I would buy half a dozen ( 2 cylinders worth). If you can isolate it down to a particular area, (say passenger side, rear for example) replace the lash adjusters in those two cylinders. Then put the valve cover on and see if it takes care of the noise. If it doesn't, install the lash adjuster / rockers that you pulled off onto the other two cylinders in that bank. That should tell you if it is a lash adjuster. You might be able to use a stethescope to isolate the area better. You can pick them up pretty cheap from any autoparts store.
The onlys bolt you have to worry about replacing is the cam bolt (only if you have to replace a phaser / cam gear) Those bolts are torque to yeild, use once bolts. these bolts are hollow, and have been know to have chips in them from time to time. So make sure you clean them out before intalling them.