Chevy 5.3 Liter Lifter Noise And Motor Flush Solution How To




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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!?

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 my theory

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 nessicary.

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

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? 

ArmaAceChannel: those engines are notorios for pan leaks

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 treatment. -Jeremy

Steven Mitchell: the 5.3 suffers from cam issues

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

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

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!

Brad Meyer: Subscribed because of 11:45 and 13:20 lol

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.

Ronald Arul: i had a same problem i changed my air filter to K&N and that fixed it 

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 your video

Bigninjon: Yes winning lol

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.

D. Owen: and AGAIN, I've learned some more great stuff on youtube today!! Thanks!!

Sean Craig: This guy is awesome I wish I was half as happy as you 

D.J. ROCKWELL: Changed one of the ignition coils for cylinder 5, but sound is still there.

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 Vehicle Warranty."

Andy Fangman: Cracked oil pump pickup O ring I bet

heettreet: oil does not look aged as it did 50 yrs ago ,,,, no lead in gas

Austin Craig: I think ol walter jr was doing a little bit too many burnouts...

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. 

Trevor Loken: Just did cam swap and all new supporting mods, after driving around the block, developed a ticking noise from passenger side.....problem??

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.

Mc da shiznit: brian hi u doing, check out some of my vids bro comment like sub

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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 

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

Raymond Diemert: How did you adjust the valves on this would like to put new valve seals in my truck is there a 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.

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

XbenX0101: lmao great video man

texasplayer11: You are the man!!

Bruce Banner: Lucas engine flush does the same thing?

Janet Hoppe: Thanks Kody, I appreciate your info.

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

School: Thanks for teaching us how to fix it. The problem with most Medical assistant in california is usually the cost of education. Hopefully it'll pay off. Thanks again.
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