LedHed65: I have a 98 Blazer with the 4.3 It knocks at start up for a few seconds
then goes away. Ive been changing the oil about every 1000 miles for the
last 3 or 4 oil changes and it stays quiet for about 1000 miles and comes
back. Will the tranny fluid fix this problem?The oil still looks new when I
change it each time. I use 10w40 Pennzoil and ac delco filters. Thanks
Travis McVay: I'm not saying that Fram filters are the best but the way you're bashing
them makes it sound like it was the cause of all that sludge. Sludge is
caused by not changing your oil. It has nothing to do with the filter. You
also said it was collapsed. I wish you would have pointed out where you
think it was collapsed at because it looked perfectly normal to me other
than being full of filthy dirty neglected oil...
Russell Booth: So far it's taken 15 months to eliminate the lifter noise in my 5.7 litre
LS1 powered car which will clock over to 300,000 kilometres (184,049 miles)
within the next week or so.I couldn't work out why some of the lifters have
been noisy 3000 kilometres (about 1840 miles) after I'd flushed the engine
with diesel then changed both the oil & filter and the lifter were quiet up
until that point.I think that a high kilometre engine such as mine and the
one in the video ,particularly if it has suffered a bit of neglect can
accumulate sludge which can block up the lifters or varnish can build up
inside the lifters themselves.I think that while a flush helps,there can
also be a lot of baked on sludge deposits which become loosened up over a
period of time and the lifters can drag down the sludge deposits and become
trapped inside the oil gallery causing nothing but bother as far as lifter
noise goes.How did I know it was sludge?,Well, I'd idle my car while facing
uphill and one of the lifters on cylinder number 8 would start clacking its
head off,2 Fridays ago, I decided to drain to 3000 kilometre oil out and
strain it through a nylon stocking,I got a mixture of used ATF and engine
oil and strained that too, I put that in the engine and added 1 litre of
diesel, idled the engine for 15 minutes ,drained the oil out,fitted a new
oil filter and put the other oil back in.The noise seemed to still be
there after the engine warmed up after a 10 kilometre drive (6 miles) so
what I did last Friday I drained about 1 litre (about 1 quart) of oil out
and put that much ATF in,the lifter was still noisy on Saturday (yesterday
here in Australia) but I have given the ATF to work its way through the
engine as the lifter noise isn't there if I shut the engine off for 30
seconds then give it a few revs (goes away),I drove the car in total of 100
kilometres (60 miles) yesterday and about a mile a couple of hours ago
(Sunday night here in Australia) and the engine appears to be quiet.So
tomorrow morning is going to be the big test to see whether it was just
sludge plugging up the oil porting or if there's still an issue of baked on
varnish inside the lifter I still have to persevere with.
jim davidson: You need to drop the oil pan and clean the sucker out. That was amazing
what came out of it. The oil pickup screen and pickup tube must be clogged
also. Remove the oil pan.
TheBlackShadow270: Jesus Christ that's dirty. I would have poured clean oil in until it ran
out clean. Then I would change the oil, run it for a week and change it
Payton Richardson: you can't blame chevy for your terrible maintenance habits though... the
engine wear, sludge and clogged filter is all you. so yeah if it ticks
thats a good way to fix it but don't blame chevy for ticking and breaking
when you are just a crappy car owner
Jorge felix: I think is not a good idea put synthetic oil on engine whit that cane of
sludge , better put regular oil whit Marvel Mystery and run for couple of
days and back again change the oil .
knightfive: Im really losing my faith in chevy at this point, went to change my knock
sensors, and the one closest to firewall under
intake manifold, was so full of just plain dirt and gravel it shocked me.
After removing a cup or two of greasy dirt, I then
go to take it out and it breaks off, the screw part still in block, and now
Im like 2 days into it and still not fixed?? Who f'ing
designs these motors, great engineers :(...... no wonder Detroit is out of
business, wish Honda would make an affordable
heavy duty truck!!
Mopar Nut: If it is in the pan, it didn't make it to the filter. Can't blame the
filter for not filtering what doesn't go thru it.
Treavor Wolf: just thought i would throw this out there.. i used quaker state in my
rebuilt 350 X engine and a year later i changed it and it looked just like
Jorge felix: What do you guys expect whit people like this , they never look into the
engine bey , and every time make complain about the chevys engines .
Barnekkid: ATF in the engine? Never heard that one before. I'll try it.
Bret W. Caldwell: this is meh new fav. video
scorpinock2: If that sludge is coming out from the pan it means it was picked up by a
mesh filter before the actual oil filter and never made it into the engine.
If chunks like that got in the lifters at all it would halt oil flow in
them, not even just slow it down.
PR O: +AdirondackNY just a quick link to your video update for others interested
in this video:
Chevy Vortec lifter & valve tap update after using trans fluid
thanks for sharing this info, ill be using it on my 94 nissan 300zx na,
previous owners must have neglected oil cuase all you can see is
carbon/tarnish when you look inside oil filler neck. horrible. cant wait to
have a smooth running z again as i wasnt looking forward to ripping into
the engine to rebuild the lifters...
crackermoves: Hello does it matter what kind of Transmission fluid to use??
Albone3000: frams might not be the best but they are adequate. whatever happened to
that engine has nothing to do with the filter they used. There is probably
water mixing with the oil and it will just gunk up again.
FireEffective: LoL- it was like watching an accident- I could not look away!!!!!! Napa are
What a bleeding mess- I agree 100% on FRAM-
Purolator Pure One- best filter
I run nothing but Rotella in all my engines, including bikes.
BurningTirez: This works great... I have an old 350 carbd that I dont really care about
rebuilding just yet. Had low oil pressure, valve tap, sludge... 1 qt atf in
the oil for 500 miles, I forgot about it but it runs better than ever and
is clean inside.
jewllake: LOL looks like it is taking a long crap! I use about 1/2 quart of dexron
trans fluid every 15,000 miles and run it for about 20 before an oil change
as preventive maintenance. I also use marvel mystery oil. My 5.3's run
nice and quiet.
lowell curtis: The 1 quart of ATF and fill with oil trick works , been doing it for years
Justin Gibson: lifters will tap in any engine if you dont change the oil.. miles does not
have much to do with it i had a 4.3 with 350,000 and ran like a sewing
machine but the oil was changed EVERY 3000 miles and all that was put in it
since it was new was delo 15w 40.
manny6584: And it still runs. wow
Scott Trigg: I have a 02 maxima that has a slight lifter tap I'm going to try the trans
fluid and see what happens
brianallen0826: How long do u run motor with atf? Do u use a quart of atf instead of oil,
or just add the quart of atf.
lowell curtis: I got one like that, changed the oil and BOOM ! hahaha scattered ....olds
Aaron pfannstiel: You can't blame the filter it looked like the oil had never been changed. I
only use fram oil filters and have never had a problem with them on my 05
chevy 5.3 that has 153,000 miles on it and countless idle hours.
Justin P.: Not the trucks fault at all, clearly, the oil hasn't been changed in along
jewllake: YES! Fram blows. I use motorcraft, A/C Delco( non eco filters) wix,
Baldwin or Napa .
ScaleCarModels: Great vid just got a 06 sierra 5.3l with 47k miles and starting to hear a
slight ticking/tapping noise. I have learned a lot of these engines in last
few days regarding the vortec series of engines. Will keep this method in
mind just had it changed few days ago running synthetic now. Thx for
posting gonna keep eye on the noise.
Lance Taylor: Excellent video, thanks for sharing.
jojojeep1: that tic you here is the lule injection , that motor sound's good'
Justin Gibson: thanks for sharing this video this is good to know. I just cant believe
someone could neglect a engine that bad i mean it cost 30 buck max every 3
or so months to get oil changed. Hurts my soul to see oil that bad...
The8TrackChap: Wow. The oil pan is pooping like a dog.
vza423: What was the next oil change like, how often would you suggest this
Warren Peace: This video reminds me of a bad Taco Bell experience I had. OOOO IT
sixfittyonembitties: I've notices this sound in my 99 Camaro z28. Has anyone done this with an
ls1 like mine? I assume it should work. Also, what oil and oil filter would
be the best for an ls1? I've got about 110,000 miles now.
damonlee22: I don't think the fram filter had anything to do with the problem here.. I
have an 2005 Silverado 5.3 I've used fram oil filters it's entire life, and
it now has 293,000 miles and still running strong.
Jesse Woolard: I put trans fluid in my truck 1000 miles before each oil change and my
motors have over 300000 on both.
Jeff Burge: If it saves me money as opposed to buying a rebuilt one, then I'm for it! I
have a 02 Avalanche
Panty Snatcher: This is what happen when you give it a Hysterectomy, you get clots !!!
very good video and change you oil ....
jim davidson: Rislone in the oil is all you need. Been around for a hundred years. Ask
grandpa and your dad about it. They'll educate you quickly on it.
Russell Jones: I wouldn't blame the FRAM oil filter. Someone must have driven with that
oil for 20,000.
roodmood1: adironackNY, whats your thoughts on Seafoam vs trans fluid?
whitenas: i dont understand why your knocking chevrolet. its amazing it runs as well
as it does with that crap comming out of the pan. if anything its true
testament to how well gm enginiers and builds its engines. you said it
yourself ...if you dont change oil regularly this will happen....it would
happen to any car with that lack of maintinence.......a chevy fan.
videocoop: I'd be interested to see the oil change/drained oil AFTER the tranny fluid
treatment. I mean, if the original oil was neglected and the Fram filter
was crap, then I'd sort of expect to see clumps in the oil when drained.
But, I'd be very curious to see what sort of gunk the tranny fluid breaks
loose. Hope you haven't done another oil change on this truck yet - if not,
please video the next oil change and let us see it!
Ray Josephs: The filter has nothing to do with the crud...problem was the oil wasn't
vipervin1: I agree with Fram being a low quality filter. I have cut all of them apart
and indeed Fram is a inferior filter. However the sludge condition is not
related to the filter. No single filter would provide filtration to oil in
that condition. BTW I would definitely check the oil pump screen in that
rja777: Nifty trick thanks. I would have dropped the pan to.