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A while ago my car started making some serious valvetrain noises on the Driver side. So today I finally pull off the valve covers and find that the rocker for #5 exhaust valve feels extremely loose. But the bolt is tight to spec. So Am I right in assuming that the lifter has failed completely?
 

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Very possible. Take the intake off and find out. Does the pushrod move freely?
 

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Yeah, the pushrod moves around pretty freely. Not enough that it will come flying through the valve cover, but I'm 100% sure thats whats causing my valvtrain noise. I'm already in the process of taking the intake off, I should have it off soon weather permitting (DAMN winter!!)
 

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Well good luck with it. It probably is a failed lifter.
 

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couldnt it be just a bent pushrod also? wouldnt that cause it to be loose? even if its slighly bent it would still turn alil. correct? im just asking this because i just had the same issue that im dealing with now.. had a few loose rockers and the rods we actually slightly bent also.. i just hope the lifter isnt an issue and find out when i reassemble everything.. what do you think Eagle?? also is there a way to check the lifters since i have the rockers and pushrods out right now before i put everything back together and waste another 100 on gaskets?

sorry to butt in but this could help us both
 

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yeah, my plan was to change all 16. They're on order already. I really doubt the pushrod is bent. I mean, It would have to be bent fairly obviously to cause that much slack. I already had the pushrod out and looked at. Rolling it on a flat surface it looked okay.
 

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ya it sounds like a lifter then.. good luck bro.. atleast im not the only one going through this kind of problem right now..haha
 
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