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
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
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
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
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
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
Olds Cutlass: For BRAKE PARTS CLEANER THAT WORKS AND DRYS FAST USE MOPAR BRAKE PARTS
CLEANER - ORDER THROUGH DEALERSHIP ABOUT $3 A CAN IF YOU GET THEM DOWN A
LITTLE WORKS WONDERS!!!!
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.