Roller Rocker Question

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  1. Stupify

    Stupify OT Supporter

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    I just bought a rx7 with a 350 v8. The engine makes a strange ticking noise and I called and talked to the guy that I bought it from and he says its the roller rockers. Do they make this sort of noise or is there something else wrong with my engine that I need to get fixed?
     
  2. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I had to read that 3 times before I caught the Chevy 350 part. :uh:

    If he's using solid lifters, then yeah, there might be a little valvetrain noise. If they're hydraulic lifters w/ roller rockers, there shouldn't be valve noise (unless the valves are out of adjustment or not getting proper oiling).
     
  3. AcidAngel_5.0

    AcidAngel_5.0 Pure 0wnage

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    yes there will be some noise .. doesnt matter if its solid or hydraulic... hydraulic wont be extremely loud but you will hear them rolling
     

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