I just finished installing jet valve eliminators in my '88 2.6L, and now I have a metallic ticking noise that sounds like it tis coming from one of the valves/rockers. If this were a pushrod engine, I'd say it was a stuck lifter. I suspect one of the hydraulic valve lash adjusters, and I need some help with someone more experienced with these engines.
1. are the exhaust and intake lash adjuster different, or all they all the same? A couple of them fell out when I removed the rocker arms, and I might not have put them back in the same rocker arms they cam out of.
2. My Haynes manual mentions bleeding the adjusters, but I can't find any explanation of how to do the bleeding. Could my adjuster have lost its oil/prime?
3. Is there any harm in running the engine with the rocker cover removed to determine for sure which adjuster is ticking?
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Edited by DougH (12/28/04 09:01 PM)
Engine: (2.6) Hydraulic valve lash adjuster help needed!!
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