Black70Fastback: "diesel gas" is that like a 50/50 mix?
Barnekkid: Why do you think seafoam is so good?
burtonkidd: Thank god my lifter noise isn't that loud, the ever so slight tick i have
on my 5.3 drives me nuts when i have the window down at a light.
Would it be alright to go to lets say 5w 40 instead of the recommended 5w
30 to reduce some tick or would they be the same viscosity when at
Joe Galofaro: alright this helped ALOT, BUT I HAVE A QUESTION SOMEBODY GIVE ME SOME
ADVICE, i have a few years experience as a tech in a small shop in a small
town and im not being a douche but im not bad for a teenager, but when it
comes down to brass tax you cant triumph experience, so my step dad has an
2008 Chevy Tahoe with 210xxx miles! he takes long driving trips in it, been
an AMAZING TRUCK, never touched the front end, never had ANY motor problems
till now, very small lifter or somekinda tick, very faint but multiple
ticks are coming too. should i even bother getting into this and tearing
down heads? or just run some 0w30 syntec then flush or just flush or what?
i dont have access to a shop anymore since ive switched professions into
the military, but i can still do it in a friends garage, help?? PLEASE!?
XboobtubeX: so after the 5 min. of idle running for the motor flush, I take it you
drain it out and replace it with fresh oil????
Evan Austin: Hey brian, I got a 99 with a 5.3 and well I went mud ridin (yes I know a
big no no) and we'll when I went to clean the truck off and engine bay, my
engine started to tick just like this truck in your vid, it was showing no
oil pressure on gauge and I put a quart of oil and now it's normal but I
didn't start the truck to see if it continues to tick, also my engine is
needing a oil change also, could be oil needs to be change and motor flush?
No oil leaks that I notice or cracks or anything? Just started ticking
after cleaning engine bay off? Any tips/advice ???
Davidscarreviews: My dad has the same problem on his 05 chevy Tahoe and it gets worse I'm
lucky is not happening to my 13 tahoe but I'm gonna fix it for him but it's
a lot of money to get a waterpump
NYRM1974: I have a 5.3L Vortec on my 04 Chevy Trailblazer. What I do is bring the
engine to operating temperature. Then I check to make sure that the oil is
to level. Then I pour Marvel Mystery oil run for about 4 minutes. Drain
crankcase ..... because I am using synthetic oil, I add one quart of Lucas
oil treatment and the remainder of quality brand synthetic oil.
I have been doing this on my Trailblazer Ext LS and it runs great. I drop
my oil every 4000 miles.
Netruckcap: Had exact same issue, think about it on all these videos it's always the #1
and 2 cylinders make the tick noise. The O-ring on oil pick-up tube is
going bad. They get dried out over time and start to break down this causes
oil to suck air into pump and decreases pressure to front two cyniders. I
tried all the tricks shown on YouTube, none worked then I finally lost all
pressure. I changed the pump and the noise was back, then I changed the
O-ring on the pick-up tube. When I changed the pump only I must have seated
the O-ring better than it was but it was still bad. Hasn't made a tick
since and my oil psi is back where it should be. Save your self the time
and money, get a new O-ring for the pickup tube, which it think comes in
the lower pan gasket set and change it.
Kellen Richard: NICE JOB!
fordsucks2: Great Video. 5 stars
hddm3: cant fix stupied brian
HUBBABUBBA DOOPYDOOP: Lifter cleaning: Use the pushrod as a "straw" to *directly inject* the
cleaning fluid, AND to *push the lifter down to work it*, pumping the
cleaner through it. IMO K1 Clear Kerosene is a great "flushing" fluid;
drain 2 QTS oil, replace with same amount of K1 CLEAR Kerosene (not the
cheap pink colored). Also- to check for a bent pushrod- clean, then roll
them slowly by hand on a piece of quality window glass. *OLD SCHOOL STUFF.*
gary mathews: also roller the push rods to check for straightness.check the rocker arms
for missing bearings .
Standard Excellence: I love how you explain things. And you answer some of the 'dumb questions'
that people who are probably watching wouldn't know to ask instead of just
assuming everyone knows. :)
ricerust: wat bout that big ass hole in that hose lol
jackson j: mechanic in the can
Tom Schroeder: So my truck, 2000 Silverado 1500 5.3, sounds just like this for the first
couple minutes or so of start up, depending on how cold it is, is this
likely my problem?
cam94z28: If it is actually a lifter tick, as in, it' usually worse when cold, and
quiets down somewhat, or completely once warm. I have 3 words for
you....MARVEL Mystery Oil! I have a 95k LS1 Camaro. It had a fairly
terrible lifter tick on cold startup, which would continue for at least
several minutes. Sometimes still ticking when halfway to work. I added a
quart of Marvel, in place of one quart of oil, at my last oil change. Each
time I started it, it was a little better. Within about 3 days of normal,
short-trip driving, the tick completely went away, and hasn't come back
over the entire oil change. I will be using it at every oil change in this
car, and occasionally in vehicles that aren't ticking.
DestroyAllorNothing: Berryman B12 is the crap, I have been preaching this product for over 10
years, once you use it you'll never buy anything else. I personally would
never have put that spray nozzle down in the head, I've had to many blow
off the end, and that would suck to try and extract it. Thanks for the vid
SkilledEddie: I'd be afraid to use any type of motor flush products. What if some crap
dislodges and plugs up your oil pickup screen. You are supposed to drain
the oil after you use those products but how do you know after you change
the oil some crap breaks loose in the future and goes right up in the that
oil pickup. I have a 1997 chevy tahoe with 180,000 I was thinking about
using a flush product but I'm just going to use pennzoil high mileage it
has cleaning agents in it already. I think oil slowly cleans the engine
into tiny particles a flush sandblasts the inside of your engine lol just
Fog Duker: Good video thanks.
Lawrence Neuser: Hey simpleton!, How about you drain the oil, put in a lighter oil, run it
for a few hours., change the oil again. Engine flushes can damage a
perfectly good engine, if not done correctly. That I have never done., I've
only changed the oil & filter, which the Customer should have done sooner.
I have a truck that has 260,000., it had a tapet noise for a short time, I
just added a Quart of oil, which it needed anyway, a week latter the noise
is gone. OIL IS SELF CLEANING., Try the poormans oil change, you only
change the filter, add a quart of oil with a tablespoon of baking soda
added to the quart. I've done it and it works. Your oil cleans up, you can
tell the difference when you pull the stick. In worse case You may have to
change the oil filter again after the oil cleans up, I never have. The
baking soda breaks down the combustion acids that get into your oil, that's
why we change our oil. added acid cleaners are not good, and are not
Wade Thomas: Brian your videos are awesome, if I may offer a suggestion to help you
avoid future headaches: tape the straw to the applicator nozzle before
spraying that way you wont lose the straw down into the engine if there is
a blow out between the nozzle and straw
Janet Hoppe: I have 2002 Xterra with 272000 miles and runs well. My question is would I
be walking into a danger zone by doing an engine flush on this thing. I
bought it for a couple of hundred bucks and have no idea how well it was
maintained. I have been changing oil every couple thousand miles trying to
get the oil cleaner, since that is the only thing that looked dirty when I
got it. Thanks for you suggestions.
James carpenter: do you have to do anything special when putting rocker arms back on?
Jose Arellano: does that noise go away once the engine is all warmed up? i hear something
similar in my 03 tahoe but it goes away when it is warmed up. it is more
noticeable in the mornings specially if its cold
ArmaAceChannel: those engines are notorios for pan leaks
lat woods: Damn I love my DOHC and SOHC engines (2005 Nissan Altima 2.5L cyl 235,000
miles no problems, 2007 Toyota Tacoma Prerunner reg cab 2.7L 4cyl 147,000
miles no problems, 2011 Toyota 4Runner 4.0L V6 78,000 miles, and my 1994
Ford Ranger 2.3L 4cyl, SOHC 351,484 miles no problems) no lifters,
pushrods, or rocker arms.
Raymond Diemert: How did you adjust the valves on this would like to put new valve seals
in my truck is there a video
Earl Guyton: Master mechanic here 44 yrs experience. First off let me say I like the
man in the video, I like his attitude. But here is my first analysis from
the start of the vid is OIL PRESSURE, next after that valve cover was
removed I saw NO OIL laying in the upper cupped area of the rockers!
Meaning the rockers aren't getting oil and of course the lifters cannot get
oil either being no oil gets to the top in order to drain down! The sound
I also heard at the vid start was not lifter noise but rocker tappet
noise. That engine is not getting upper oil! Oil pump issue here! Thanks
D.J. ROCKWELL: Changed one of the ignition coils for cylinder 5, but sound is still there.
Chris Bryant: im getting mixed messages I want to replace rocker arms and push rods some
say 22 ft lbs. some say roltate 360 deg. ive seen guys do just 22 ft. lbs.
can someone tell me if its ok to just torque them 22 ft. lbs.
Ronald Arul: i had a same problem i changed my air filter to K&N and that fixed it
Mc da shiznit: brian hi u doing, check out some of my vids bro comment like sub
Brad Meyer: Subscribed because of 11:45 and 13:20 lol
Andy Fangman: Cracked oil pump pickup O ring I bet
Trevor Loken: Just did cam swap and all new supporting mods, after driving around the
block, developed a ticking noise from passenger side.....problem??
sms373: Hey Brian I have a quick question for you. I have a 2009 Silverado with the
5.3 V8 with AFM and I just had all pistons and rings replaced in this
motor. Is there a break-in period for this if so what is it? Also I have
always ran Mobil 1 full synthetic and a Wix oil filter on it but after they
did this procedure on this motor I had them put Mobil 1 back in it but they
used a ACDelco filter my question is will I have bad side effects if I
change the filter back to a Wix on my next oil change?
Dennis DiMarzio: Problem was the O ring on the pick up tube. Thanks for your video and
thanks to your posters. My Buddy and I recently fixed his noisy 5.3. It
had the same noise as in your video. It was louder during load while
going up a hill. It was the O ring located on the pick up tube. It was
cracked and came out in two pieces. There was no way it could have been
allowing oil pump to efficiently operate. Factory oil pan gasket and O
ring were very reasonable. Problem solved. Not a hard job. Probably a
2 - 3 hour job.
D.J. ROCKWELL: I have that same sound on my 2000 Chevy Sub
Chris Henson: never flush an engine with this many miles it will break up all that sludge
and gunk in your motor but it wont disolve itall the way it will plug you
oil pump and you will kill your engine
MusiikN0w: hi brian love all your videos, have a question i have an 01 silverado with
the 4.8 vortec with 166k miles and the lifters seems to have some clatter
or shutter when it warms up. i have great oil pressure and it runs really
well and doesnt smoke at all, is there anything i can try to do? since ive
owned it ive changed the oil every 3-4k miles and ive done a sea foam
Last Dog Up: Now stay on top of your oil changes. Great vid.
AssGrabber B: Awesome buddy thank you!!!
GINA O.: my 2001 tahoe sounds jus like that only at morning start.my mecanic says
its fine? well looks like i will be doing the old motor flush!thanx for
Bruce Banner: Lucas engine flush does the same thing?
Michael Winn: Thanks for the educational video Unfortunately my 2003 Chevy Avalanche has
this same problem. Mechanic diagnosed problem by sound. Recommended
replacing all 16 lifters. $2,150 to replace Question: Should the lifters
first be visually inspected and then determine whether they can be cleaned
vs. replacing? Thanks for your time.
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