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?
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1996 Pontiac Firebird Question: is there an adjustment for valve lash.
Answer #1Miles Auto Services (884 Answers) , Richmond, VA - (804) 885-4176milesauto September 20, 2012, 12:23Master
This engine is equipped with hydraulic valve lifters, there is no provision for adjustment.
Replybdterrell, September 20, 2012, 13:07Rookie
Thank you for the response. Is there anything specific to check? Valve spring, seat, rod or lifter?
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (13269 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386globalhelper September 20, 2012, 13:17Master
poss worn out rocker arm, pull valve covers and insp all rockers and oil to top end of motor
Replymilesauto, September 20, 2012, 13:38Master
Greg is correct...pull valve cover and inspect rockers for loosness...I have seen valve tappets fail also...
Replybdterrell, September 21, 2012, 05:41Rookie