is there an adjustment for valve lash. on 1996 Pontiac Firebird

I have a 1996 Firebird with 3800 SeriesII, no add ons. I have an extreme chatter, almost a rattle/ticking under the left bank valve cover. I've tried the oil additives to avoid opening up the top end.No help. Any advise?

by in Wichita, KS on September 20, 2012
2 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by , September 20, 2012
This engine is equipped with hydraulic valve lifters, there is no provision for adjustment.
COMMENT by , September 20, 2012
Thank you for the response. Is there anything specific to check? Valve spring, seat, rod or lifter?
ANSWER by , September 20, 2012
poss worn out rocker arm, pull valve covers and insp all rockers and oil to top end of motor
COMMENT by , September 20, 2012
Greg is correct...pull valve cover and inspect rockers for loosness...I have seen valve tappets fail also...
COMMENT by , September 21, 2012
Thank you.