i dont know if anyone has seen my questions in what it takes?
but here it is.
my car sat for about 3 weeks with the a$$ jacked up in the air doing rear end work. i dont know if that is relevant but i will give any and all info i can to better help the investigation.
after i finished my rear end and fired it up, i heard a noise in the passenger side valve cover. this current setup has been running flawlessly for about 6 months.
i have set the roller rockers 2 previous times. the reason being was i forgot to put thread sealant on the lower head bolts and had serious water leak problem. this maybe a factor because A: maybe water damaged the lifter? and B: this isnt my first rodeo. lol
so anyways i didnt even hear the noise at first. when i did a small rev i heard it. its not a very steady/consistant noise. but i did only let the car run for about 1 minute. i shut it down because the noise worried me.
so upon pulling the valve covers i found that all the rockers were loose. loose enough that i could spin the pushrods in my fingers when the valves were shut. i am absolutly positive i used the right firing order.
so what i did next was go through the firing order and reset the valve train. when i got back to 0* tdc they were all loose again.
even if i had used the wrong firing order 1 and 6 would still be good, as they are in the same spot oin both firing orders. but like i said this isnt my first rodeo.
what i think happened:
somehow the lifters lost prime. and when i turned the motor over by hand the valve pushed the lifters down and they didnt come back up because they didnt have enough oil in them. I cant really explain it , but this seems logical. also when i had the thread sealant problem maybe the water damaged the lifters? and since i dont drive the car much maybe this is why it took so long? also because i was unsure at the time of repair i used a cheap oil. thatoil is still in it, and i have been revving up to 6300-6500 recently. also these are still the stock lifters. they only parts stock in my whole topend.
if this is the problem can i just use a drill with an old dizzy and prime the motor again after i put good oil it? if i did this i would keep the rockers like they are at the moment and see if they are pumping up tight.
now keep in mind even though they were all loose, i dont think they were all making noises.
any other thought or opinions?
in my next post i will add all the info of my motor. i will also add the instructions i sed. and instructions that a very good source from another forum told me was better.
p.s. sorry for the very very long story book. but i figured the more information the better chance anyone will have at helping me.