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
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
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
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.
ArmaAceChannel: those engines are notorios for pan leaks
Will Fravel: BG products engine flush. German manufacters use them under warranty for
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
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?
D.J. ROCKWELL: Changed one of the ignition coils for cylinder 5, but sound is still there.
Ronald Arul: i had a same problem i changed my air filter to K&N and that fixed it
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
Steven Mitchell: the 5.3 suffers from cam issues
cam94z28: Have you ever had a motor fail after running a harsh flush like the gunk
through it? You are bold if you ran it through a 180k mile engine :P
Brad Meyer: Subscribed because of 11:45 and 13:20 lol
Russell Booth: One thing to note on an LS1 motor or any engine with oil gallery plugs is
to remove them first before draining the oil if there is a lifter noise,I
removed the one from the left hand rear of the engine block a few weeks
AFTER I did the oil change & engine flush because the lifter noise came
back a fortnight after,actually I did it mid this week and I have driven
the car for over 300 kilometres in the past 2 days (about 200 miles) and
the noise hasn't come back.All this sludge & some metal shavings (probably
from a camshaft lobe) came out with the oil from the top oil galleries and
I don't think any of that should've been there past the oil filter and I
don't know how the metal shavings got there.So an engine flush doesn't
necessarily get all of the crap out of the engine ,in one go at least
therefore you would have to do what I mentioned, a couple of flushes or in
the worst case scenario an engine rebuild is in order as the problem will
only come back if it's not caused by a failed lifter.I heard of a person in
the 1960's who had that problem with a Ford Falcon in Australia and it was
meant to be caused by the brand of oil used,the engine was stripped down,
the engine block,etc was hot tanked then reassembled and never used that
brand of oil again with no future problems.The oil galleries must be clear
& clean, I know of someone who lost a rebuilt 351 Cleveland engine because
the machine shop didn't clean the metal shavings out of the engine from the
boring process,he drove down the road for a few minutes & seized the engine
up, so the oil galleries must be clear & clean.
autoworld100: Good work!
Mc da shiznit: brian hi u doing, check out some of my vids bro comment like sub
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.
Dan P: Hmm, I think it was easier adding 1/2 cup of ATF fluid to my oil and
driving 2,000 miles until the noise was gone. The tick had previously
persisted for over a year and 40K miles.
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
Bigninjon: Yes winning lol
D. Owen: and AGAIN, I've learned some more great stuff on youtube today!! Thanks!!
Andy Fangman: Cracked oil pump pickup O ring I bet
Sean Craig: This guy is awesome I wish I was half as happy as you
AssGrabber B: Awesome buddy thank you!!!
Karl Portner: Great video, but beware of this:
Bulletin No.: 04-06-01-029E: "General Motors Corporation does not endorse
or recommend engine crankcase flushing for any of its gasoline engines.
Analysis of some of the aftermarket materials used for crankcase flushing
indicate incompatibility with GM engine components and the potential for
damage to some engine seals and bearings. Damage to engine components
resulting from crankcase flushing IS NOT COVERED under the terms of the New
heettreet: oil does not look aged as it did 50 yrs ago ,,,, no lead in gas
Trevor Loken: Just did cam swap and all new supporting mods, after driving around the
block, developed a ticking noise from passenger side.....problem??
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.
Austin Craig: I think ol walter jr was doing a little bit too many burnouts...
Chris Wheeler: Dude your a bad ass! You know your stuff. My 2000 silverado is doing the
same thing. Could I try just putting sea foam in the oil right before I
change it and possibly clear it out?
Chris Hamer-Hodges: about to buy a 99' jeep cherokee 4.7 v8 with a ticking just like this.
could this be the same issue? could it be something else? is it worth
buying this car for $400?
Phillip Creoruska: You got while spraying the top of the lifters. One of the funniest
reactions I seen in a while.
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by any means racing: just wondering why you didnt check oil pressure before you did all this
work maybe you did and i missed it . also gm 5.3 with active fuel
management has a filter underneath the oil pressure switch that feeds oil
to 8 lifter and has a tendency to clog and cause clatter sometimes it needs
to be cleaned just saying . nice video
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.
Mark Doe: DORK
Mike Hartmann: I just had a collapsed lifter replaced in my Chevy 5.3 with only 6k miles
on the clock. Actually two lifters replaced, as GM said the opposing
cylinder lifter had to be replaced too. Great that this was 100% warranty,
sucks that it happened at all.
rob quimby: I have a 2006 crew cab chevy 1500 4.8L V8 that makes that same knocking
noise but only for a few minutes, and on the first time I crank it. I have
used seafoam and waited a few days and changed the oil and then hoped that
would fix it but it didnt. im no machanic but would my nest step be to do
what you just did to this truck?? or what would you recommend
Tony G: so, did you torque the rocker arms to the valve spring and check the
clearance between rocker arm and valve?
tommy David: I tryed this no luck still making the noise help! !!!please
briansmobile1: Poor spark plug type for the application and or gas that is lower octane
than vehicle threshold.
lokslick: You sir just save me a bunch of money they try to charge me $2,500 to get
my 03 Chevy fixed but now thanks God I found this video and thank you for
taking the time to show people how to do this kind of things again thanks a
LEO TERAN: excelente amigo gracias,
pablocruisefromsocal: Brian, Thank you for sharing this info. A lifter in my 01 Silverado 4.8
started ticking badly like inthe video. I took off the coil pack plate and
the v/c but then reconnected the coils. I started the engine. The #5 intake
lifter wasn't pumping up apparantly. I didn't remove the rocker but did
shoot B12 down its bleed hole. I also shot compressed air into it. I let it
soak for a bit and also added 1/2 qt of ATF to the oil. I also added a
little bit an STP additive that claims to quiet lifters
ericspeeder20226789: Question.. my 98yucon makes the same noice I had the header gaskets and
heads replaced after that I was left with the low ticking sound just like
the truck in this vedio.. my question is wuld a bad riser cause the truck 2
shake and low cylinder presure? I was told my cylinder rings were busted
but im starting 2 question that..
califcheesehead: I noticed this same sound in my 2006 GMC Yukon XL 5.3 1500. At first it was
very faint and I was going to take it to the mechanic at the end of the
week but in the period of a few days it became not quuite as loud as it is
in your video. I took it in this morning and they told me it was the
harmonic balancer changed it and the sound was still there. They say it is
a bad lifter and gave me a quote of 3300 to replace the cam or 6000 to
replace the engine if the engine was damaged. Any feedback?
mhockey23: Same thing happened on my '08 silverado. Wish I could've fixed this myself;
winded up costing me $4100!
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