Chevy Vortec Lifter & Valve Tap How To Repair It




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Barnekkid: ATF in the engine? Never heard that one before. I'll try it.

mattdoggy: Im really losing my faith in chevy at this point, went to change my knock sensors, and the one closest to firewall under intake manifold, was so full of just plain dirt and gravel it shocked me. After removing a cup or two of greasy dirt, I then go to take it out and it breaks off, the screw part still in block, and now Im like 2 days into it and still not fixed?? Who f'ing designs these motors, great engineers :(...... no wonder Detroit is out of business, wish Honda would make an affordable heavy duty truck!!

jim davidson: You need to drop the oil pan and clean the sucker out. That was amazing what came out of it. The oil pickup screen and pickup tube must be clogged also. Remove the oil pan.

TheBlackShadow270: Jesus Christ that's dirty. I would have poured clean oil in until it ran out clean. Then I would change the oil, run it for a week and change it again

brianallen0826: How long do u run motor with atf? Do u use a quart of atf instead of oil, or just add the quart of atf.

Justin Gibson: thanks for sharing this video this is good to know. I just cant believe someone could neglect a engine that bad i mean it cost 30 buck max every 3 or so months to get oil changed. Hurts my soul to see oil that bad...

vza423: What was the next oil change like, how often would you suggest this procedure?

scorpinock2: If that sludge is coming out from the pan it means it was picked up by a mesh filter before the actual oil filter and never made it into the engine. If chunks like that got in the lifters at all it would halt oil flow in them, not even just slow it down.

Albone3000: frams might not be the best but they are adequate. whatever happened to that engine has nothing to do with the filter they used. There is probably water mixing with the oil and it will just gunk up again. 

manny6584: And it still runs. wow

PR O: +AdirondackNY just a quick link to your video update for others interested in this video: Chevy Vortec lifter & valve tap update after using trans fluid thanks for sharing this info, ill be using it on my 94 nissan 300zx na, previous owners must have neglected oil cuase all you can see is carbon/tarnish when you look inside oil filler neck. horrible. cant wait to have a smooth running z again as i wasnt looking forward to ripping into the engine to rebuild the lifters... thanks!

FireEffective: LoL- it was like watching an accident- I could not look away!!!!!! Napa are great filters. What a bleeding mess- I agree 100% on FRAM- Purolator Pure One- best filter I run nothing but Rotella in all my engines, including bikes.

BurningTirez: This works great... I have an old 350 carbd that I dont really care about rebuilding just yet. Had low oil pressure, valve tap, sludge... 1 qt atf in the oil for 500 miles, I forgot about it but it runs better than ever and is clean inside.

sixfittyonembitties: I've notices this sound in my 99 Camaro z28. Has anyone done this with an ls1 like mine? I assume it should work. Also, what oil and oil filter would be the best for an ls1? I've got about 110,000 miles now.

Mopar Nut: If it is in the pan, it didn't make it to the filter. Can't blame the filter for not filtering what doesn't go thru it.

lowell curtis: The 1 quart of ATF and fill with oil trick works , been doing it for years . 

Scott Trigg: I have a 02 maxima that has a slight lifter tap I'm going to try the trans fluid and see what happens

Lance Taylor: Excellent video, thanks for sharing. 

lowell curtis: I got one like that, changed the oil and BOOM ! hahaha scattered ....olds 350 rocket 

jewllake: YES! Fram blows. I use motorcraft, A/C Delco( non eco filters) wix, Baldwin or Napa .

Justin Gibson: lifters will tap in any engine if you dont change the oil.. miles does not have much to do with it i had a 4.3 with 350,000 and ran like a sewing machine but the oil was changed EVERY 3000 miles and all that was put in it since it was new was delo 15w 40.

Aaron pfannstiel: You can't blame the filter it looked like the oil had never been changed. I only use fram oil filters and have never had a problem with them on my 05 chevy 5.3 that has 153,000 miles on it and countless idle hours.

jewllake: LOL looks like it is taking a long crap! I use about 1/2 quart of dexron trans fluid every 15,000 miles and run it for about 20 before an oil change as preventive maintenance. I also use marvel mystery oil. My 5.3's run nice and quiet.

ScaleCarModels: Great vid just got a 06 sierra 5.3l with 47k miles and starting to hear a slight ticking/tapping noise. I have learned a lot of these engines in last few days regarding the vortec series of engines. Will keep this method in mind just had it changed few days ago running synthetic now. Thx for posting gonna keep eye on the noise.

jojojeep1: that tic you here is the lule injection , that motor sound's good'

The8TrackChap: Wow. The oil pan is pooping like a dog.

Russell Jones: I wouldn't blame the FRAM oil filter. Someone must have driven with that oil for 20,000.

Jesse Woolard: I put trans fluid in my truck 1000 miles before each oil change and my motors have over 300000 on both.

Lane Carpenter: That slop is what happens when you run multi-vicosity motor oil past its usable lifespan, the viscosity index improvers, or polymers start breaking down and fall out of suspension to the bottom of the crankcase and end up plugging your oil filter, the oil goes through the filter bypass unfiltered and the crud restricts the flow to hydraulic lifters, hence the clatter.

Justin P.: Not the trucks fault at all, clearly, the oil hasn't been changed in along time...

Triangle Choke: Don't blame the filter on this mess. Blame the previous owner for being stupid!

Panty Snatcher: This is what happen when you give it a Hysterectomy, you get clots !!! very good video and change you oil ....

Jeff Burge: If it saves me money as opposed to buying a rebuilt one, then I'm for it! I have a 02 Avalanche 

Warren Peace: This video reminds me of a bad Taco Bell experience I had. OOOO IT BURNS!!!!

jim davidson: Rislone in the oil is all you need. Been around for a hundred years. Ask grandpa and your dad about it. They'll educate you quickly on it.

roodmood1: adironackNY, whats your thoughts on Seafoam vs trans fluid?

whitenas: i dont understand why your knocking chevrolet. its amazing it runs as well as it does with that crap comming out of the pan. if anything its true testament to how well gm enginiers and builds its engines. you said it yourself ...if you dont change oil regularly this will happen....it would happen to any car with that lack of maintinence.......a chevy fan.

videocoop: I'd be interested to see the oil change/drained oil AFTER the tranny fluid treatment. I mean, if the original oil was neglected and the Fram filter was crap, then I'd sort of expect to see clumps in the oil when drained. But, I'd be very curious to see what sort of gunk the tranny fluid breaks loose. Hope you haven't done another oil change on this truck yet - if not, please video the next oil change and let us see it!

wrangler420247: :O

Ray Josephs: The filter has nothing to do with the crud...problem was the oil wasn't change regularly.

vipervin1: I agree with Fram being a low quality filter. I have cut all of them apart and indeed Fram is a inferior filter. However the sludge condition is not related to the filter. No single filter would provide filtration to oil in that condition. BTW I would definitely check the oil pump screen in that engine. 

Christopheranheather: for all the Fram filter lovers yes there are junk google them a lot of people are having problems with the filter coming apart on the inside and going threw the motor and stopping oil galley holes up and blowing engines up, we ran into it at the ford garage on a ford expedition.be me id run motorcraft, mopar, or Purolator pure one or wix.

rja777: Nifty trick thanks. I would have dropped the pan to.

D. Owen: You're the man!!! I learn something new everyday!!!

swaggerboy740: U are a really cool guy u give me hope

damonlee22: I don't think the fram filter had anything to do with the problem here.. I have an 2005 Silverado 5.3 I've used fram oil filters it's entire life, and it now has 293,000 miles and still running strong.

Austin Craig: Im at 305k miles, im running a wix with 5w30 and im having valve tap...

dezertsub: I have yet to determine if it is in fact the lifter making the knock I'm experiencing...it doesn't make the noise first thing in the morning till engine is warm, and ONLY does it over 2K RPM. I recently did an oil change and used 4 quarts of 10-30 and 1 quart of the thick Lucas oil treatment...still making same sound. What do you recommend, seafoam, marvel mystery or draining a quart and adding 1 quart ATF? I only ask because I see you've also recommended the other two. Thanks. 1997 Vortec 350

azimmey: I don't see how that ran. I recently bought a 2000 GMC Classic K2500 4x4 5.7 that was a company truck with all the records and stickers from oil changes just faintly visible on the windsheild with 100k on it. I have flushed twice and the oil comes out clean as heck but the valves still tick, I hate it. It must be needing a lash adjustment. And that sludge is not the fault of the Fram filter.

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