Chevy 5.3 Liter Lifter Noise And Motor Flush Solution How To




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SkilledEddie: I'd be afraid to use any type of motor flush products. What if some crap dislodges and plugs up your oil pickup screen. You are supposed to drain the oil after you use those products but how do you know after you change the oil some crap breaks loose in the future and goes right up in the that oil pickup. I have a 1997 chevy tahoe with 180,000 I was thinking about using a flush product but I'm just going to use pennzoil high mileage it has cleaning agents in it already. I think oil slowly cleans the engine into tiny particles a flush sandblasts the inside of your engine lol just my theory

Earl Guyton: Master mechanic here 44 yrs experience. First off let me say I like the man in the video, I like his attitude. But here is my first analysis from the start of the vid is OIL PRESSURE, next after that valve cover was removed I saw NO OIL laying in the upper cupped area of the rockers! Meaning the rockers aren't getting oil and of course the lifters cannot get oil either being no oil gets to the top in order to drain down! The sound I also heard at the vid start was not lifter noise but rocker tappet noise. That engine is not getting upper oil! Oil pump issue here! Thanks

Andy Fangman: Cracked oil pump pickup O ring I bet

Brad Meyer: Subscribed because of 11:45 and 13:20 lol

sms373: Hey Brian I have a quick question for you. I have a 2009 Silverado with the 5.3 V8 with AFM and I just had all pistons and rings replaced in this motor. Is there a break-in period for this if so what is it? Also I have always ran Mobil 1 full synthetic and a Wix oil filter on it but after they did this procedure on this motor I had them put Mobil 1 back in it but they used a ACDelco filter my question is will I have bad side effects if I change the filter back to a Wix on my next oil change? 

Trevor Loken: Just did cam swap and all new supporting mods, after driving around the block, developed a ticking noise from passenger side.....problem??

MusiikN0w: hi brian love all your videos, have a question i have an 01 silverado with the 4.8 vortec with 166k miles and the lifters seems to have some clatter or shutter when it warms up. i have great oil pressure and it runs really well and doesnt smoke at all, is there anything i can try to do? since ive owned it ive changed the oil every 3-4k miles and ive done a sea foam treatment. -Jeremy

Steven Mitchell: the 5.3 suffers from cam issues

cam94z28: Have you ever had a motor fail after running a harsh flush like the gunk through it? You are bold if you ran it through a 180k mile engine :P

Russell Booth: One thing to note on an LS1 motor or any engine with oil gallery plugs is to remove them first before draining the oil if there is a lifter noise,I removed the one from the left hand rear of the engine block a few weeks AFTER I did the oil change & engine flush because the lifter noise came back a fortnight after,actually I did it mid this week and I have driven the car for over 300 kilometres in the past 2 days (about 200 miles) and the noise hasn't come back.All this sludge & some metal shavings (probably from a camshaft lobe) came out with the oil from the top oil galleries and I don't think any of that should've been there past the oil filter and I don't know how the metal shavings got there.So an engine flush doesn't necessarily get all of the crap out of the engine ,in one go at least therefore you would have to do what I mentioned, a couple of flushes or in the worst case scenario an engine rebuild is in order as the problem will only come back if it's not caused by a failed lifter.I heard of a person in the 1960's who had that problem with a Ford Falcon in Australia and it was meant to be caused by the brand of oil used,the engine was stripped down, the engine block,etc was hot tanked then reassembled and never used that brand of oil again with no future problems.The oil galleries must be clear & clean, I know of someone who lost a rebuilt 351 Cleveland engine because the machine shop didn't clean the metal shavings out of the engine from the boring process,he drove down the road for a few minutes & seized the engine up, so the oil galleries must be clear & clean.

autoworld100: Good work!

Janet Hoppe: I have 2002 Xterra with 272000 miles and runs well. My question is would I be walking into a danger zone by doing an engine flush on this thing. I bought it for a couple of hundred bucks and have no idea how well it was maintained. I have been changing oil every couple thousand miles trying to get the oil cleaner, since that is the only thing that looked dirty when I got it. Thanks for you suggestions.

Dan P: Hmm, I think it was easier adding 1/2 cup of ATF fluid to my oil and driving 2,000 miles until the noise was gone. The tick had previously persisted for over a year and 40K miles.

GINA O.: my 2001 tahoe sounds jus like that only at morning start.my mecanic says its fine? well looks like i will be doing the old motor flush!thanx for your video

Bigninjon: Yes winning lol

Chris Henson: never flush an engine with this many miles it will break up all that sludge and gunk in your motor but it wont disolve itall the way it will plug you oil pump and you will kill your engine

D. Owen: and AGAIN, I've learned some more great stuff on youtube today!! Thanks!!

Sean Craig: This guy is awesome I wish I was half as happy as you 

AssGrabber B: Awesome buddy thank you!!! 

Karl Portner: Great video, but beware of this: Bulletin No.: 04-06-01-029E: "General Motors Corporation does not endorse or recommend engine crankcase flushing for any of its gasoline engines. Analysis of some of the aftermarket materials used for crankcase flushing indicate incompatibility with GM engine components and the potential for damage to some engine seals and bearings. Damage to engine components resulting from crankcase flushing IS NOT COVERED under the terms of the New Vehicle Warranty."

heettreet: oil does not look aged as it did 50 yrs ago ,,,, no lead in gas

Austin Craig: I think ol walter jr was doing a little bit too many burnouts...

Chris Wheeler: Dude your a bad ass! You know your stuff. My 2000 silverado is doing the same thing. Could I try just putting sea foam in the oil right before I change it and possibly clear it out?

Chris Hamer-Hodges: about to buy a 99' jeep cherokee 4.7 v8 with a ticking just like this. could this be the same issue? could it be something else? is it worth buying this car for $400?

Phillip Creoruska: You got while spraying the top of the lifters. One of the funniest reactions I seen in a while.

rob quimby: I have a 2006 crew cab chevy 1500 4.8L V8 that makes that same knocking noise but only for a few minutes, and on the first time I crank it. I have used seafoam and waited a few days and changed the oil and then hoped that would fix it but it didnt. im no machanic but would my nest step be to do what you just did to this truck?? or what would you recommend

Tony G: so, did you torque the rocker arms to the valve spring and check the clearance between rocker arm and valve?

tommy David: I tryed this no luck still making the noise help! !!!please

briansmobile1: Poor spark plug type for the application and or gas that is lower octane than vehicle threshold.

lokslick: You sir just save me a bunch of money they try to charge me $2,500 to get my 03 Chevy fixed but now thanks God I found this video and thank you for taking the time to show people how to do this kind of things again thanks a lot!

LEO TERAN: excelente amigo gracias,

pablocruisefromsocal: Brian, Thank you for sharing this info. A lifter in my 01 Silverado 4.8 started ticking badly like inthe video. I took off the coil pack plate and the v/c but then reconnected the coils. I started the engine. The #5 intake lifter wasn't pumping up apparantly. I didn't remove the rocker but did shoot B12 down its bleed hole. I also shot compressed air into it. I let it soak for a bit and also added 1/2 qt of ATF to the oil. I also added a little bit an STP additive that claims to quiet lifters

ericspeeder20226789: Question.. my 98yucon makes the same noice I had the header gaskets and heads replaced after that I was left with the low ticking sound just like the truck in this vedio.. my question is wuld a bad riser cause the truck 2 shake and low cylinder presure? I was told my cylinder rings were busted but im starting 2 question that..

califcheesehead: I noticed this same sound in my 2006 GMC Yukon XL 5.3 1500. At first it was very faint and I was going to take it to the mechanic at the end of the week but in the period of a few days it became not quuite as loud as it is in your video. I took it in this morning and they told me it was the harmonic balancer changed it and the sound was still there. They say it is a bad lifter and gave me a quote of 3300 to replace the cam or 6000 to replace the engine if the engine was damaged. Any feedback?

mhockey23: Same thing happened on my '08 silverado. Wish I could've fixed this myself; winded up costing me $4100!

briansmobile1: Experience..... That's tough to share verbally. I guess that's why torques were invented.

William Eldridge: I'm having a problem with my '99 Tahoe w/5.7. Had the oil changed 2 weeks ago (and there was a lot of sludge in the old filter!) Went with Castrol Synthetic 5w30 and K&N filter. Drove to TN and back last week, now the truck is making that same ticking sound AND has very low oil pressure! It only has 138K miles, and did have decent oil pressure before. Any thoughts??

carlosemacias1992: You don't have to take out the cylinder head to replace the lifters just take out the intake.

SUZUKlRlDER: Truck i have makes the new sounds, guess i may let a shop flush it.

mrkongsimr: Very nice . but is there nothing you can put in your oil that cleans this out. If you can not take it apart , like me . You seem to know what you are doing . Thank´s

Job Mwaniki: MY MITSUBISHI GALANT GDI 2000 has lifter noise should i flush it?

fuckingkidsthesedays: hating life when you oil level lights on but the levels fine

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GILLEBRATH: Thanks for the info, your trouble shooting on locating those bad boy lifters was bang on and the remedy A1.

fuckingkidsthesedays: mine does that no were that loud but the lifters may be on the way out :)

Toluene: Not worth it to me. obviously you can add seafoam. Seafoam you can drive with, the motor flush you can't. Some pans you can't drop without pulling the engine and even if you can just pull the pan, it's more of a pain the not having to do it at all (there will be other things in the way that have to be removed). When your engine really starts to go and you need a rebuild, that's when you clean your engine. Unless there's tons of sludge and buildup, there's really no reason to worry about it.

bernardox: redneck solutions nice video , i have a camaro 350 with the same problem, right now im go to do this!! thanks

Jim Jeep: Not diesel gas!!

06GMCDURAMAX: I did a 6.0 vortec lifter/cam replacement! by time I put the left head on I went to torque the bolts down and one bolt cracked the block just from torqueing a bolt! They ended up buying a reman 6.0 vortec for there 2006 gmc k2500

briansmobile1: Some engines like imports don't take flushing well. The Chevy engines for the most part handle it great though.
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