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QUESTION: Good news I talked to a napa repair center he told me that he might be able to make the valve quite down by adjusting it. He said he has done a few LS1 motors and said that sometimes he can just adjust it to quite it down. He said he is going to listen to it first if that is the problem he will proceed if not then he will let me know what it is an then he will give me a price. But he said if it is a valve he will charge 300-400 to do it which is cheap. He said he has Sony many LS1 motors which is a good thing.

ANSWER: HI SEAN,,THESE VALVES CANNOT BE ADJUSTED IT HAS POSI STOP. THIS MEANS YOU TORQUE IT TO THE CORRECT SPECS AND THAT IS THAT..THIS IS NOT LIKE THE OLDER SMALL BLOCK CHEVY ENGINES THAT YOU COULD ADJUST..IF THIS IS A LS MOTOR THERE IS NO VALVE LASH FOR THIS MOTOR.IT HAS ROLLER ROCKERS AND LIFTERS...ASK HIM HOW IS HE GOING TO ADJUST THEM ??? I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW... !!!!!

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QUESTION: Ok I will ask him. He said the same thing that you just posted. But he said their is a way to adjust it to quiet it down. I will ask him tomorrow before he does it. Thanks for the info.

ANSWER: HI SEAN,YES PLEASE LET ME KNOW,,I HAVE HEARD OF A FEW BACKYARDERS REPLACING THE ROCKER ARM OR PUTTING A LONGER PUSH ROD IN..NOT A GOOD IDEA....MAKE SURE THIS GUY HAS DONE THIS BEFORE AND FIND OUT IF HE WILL STAND IN FRONT OF HIS WORK NOT BEHIND IT !!!! I WILL ASSUME HE HAS HEARD THIS AND HE FEELS IT IS A LIFTER NOISE OR ROCKER ARM....LET ME KNOW,,,  TOM

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QUESTION: No he has not seen the car yet but he has seen the same symptoms that I was giving him. He told me he has worked I a lot of LS1 motors that have done what I am explaining. He said he will listen to it first then he will let me know what he can do for me. He says he guarantees his work. I had a friend that has a Pontiac firebird and he recommended me to go to him since he does good work. What happens if he places longer push rods in. I am just curious. Thanks for all the info. I will let you know how I make out tomorrow.

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HI SEAN, A LONGER PUSH ROD MAY HARM THE CAMSHAFT IN THE LONG AND IT MAY HARM THE ROCKER ARM OR STUD IN THE HEAD, AND IF IT GETS COCKED ON THE ROCKER ARM SHAFT AND MAY BEND THE VALVE..I HAVE HEARD OF ADJUSTABLE PUSH RODS,,MAKING THEM LONGER TO TAKE UP THE SLACK WHICH IS CAUSING THE TICKING NOISE...I WOULD NOT DO IT....NO WAY.....ESPECIALLY ON A ENGINE THAT HAS HIGH MI..LET ME KNOW HOW IT GOES,,GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM..

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PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE ASKING ANY QUESTIONS. IF THIS CHEVY SECTION IS MAXED OUT.YOU CAN REACH ME IN THE OLDS/BUICK SECTION. Will answer questions from 6:00am to 10:00pm all days [EST][[[ NO DIESEL OR PAINT QUESTIONS]]] will answer all 1965 to present QUESTIONS ON ALL GM'S on mechanics of these cars. Keep in mind i am not there in person i am going on what you are telling me !! PLEASE IF ASKING A QUESTION GIVE ME AS MUCH INFO AS POSSIBLE. THE MORE THE BETTER. SUCH AS YEAR,MAKE,MODEL,ENGINE SIZE. THIS WILL HELP ME HELP YOU. I will not be able to answer all questions because of some situations that i would really need to be there and see things for myself,such as electrical issues. In many cases i would need wiring diagrams. I can also give you an estimate on what the cost would be at our repair shop as an idea to help you. Keep in mind that my answer is ONLY MY ADVICE,ck with your mechanic as well.. >> THANK YOU, TOM..

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I have been a ASE certified master mechanic for over 30 years and certified IN ALL 8 CATEGORIES,[engine repair,engine performance,auto trans,manual trans,clutches,steering and suspension,brakes,electrical systems,heating and air/cond. I am also a state CERTIFIED inspector for over 30 years. I do computer work [pcm]fault codes,pcm flashing,state inspection monitor readiness,repairs on exhaust,fuel service,[injection and carburetor,] charging system problems, running issues,alignments,frame problems,tire balance,struts and of course standard and anti-lock brakes.

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high school,4 years of tech school,and many many hours of auto training with many gm classes and aftermarket training classes..

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