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Is there an adjustment for valve lash.

(1996 Pontiac Firebird)
in Wichita, KS on September 20, 2012
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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of Greg's Orange Auto on September 20, 2012
poss worn out rocker arm, pull valve covers and insp all rockers and oil to top end of motor
of Miles Auto Services on September 20, 2012
Greg is correct...pull valve cover and inspect rockers for loosness...I have seen valve tappets fail also...
on September 21, 2012
Thank you.
of Miles Auto Services on September 20, 2012
This engine is equipped with hydraulic valve lifters, there is no provision for adjustment.
on September 20, 2012
Thank you for the response. Is there anything specific to check? Valve spring, seat, rod or lifter?
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