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QUESTION: Hi Tom this is Sean again. Seems that the valve lifter has went. The mechanic said their is no way to quiet the valve down. He quoted us at 1000 for the valves on one side. If he does the other side it will be 1400 which is a fair price then he said for the deal of a life time he would upgrade the camshaft for 2400 and do all valves and everything else. He said the old camshaft has a lot of age and miles I it and he thinks the new valves will wear on this camshaft. So we are going to do the 2400 dollar option. Thanks for all the help.

ANSWER: HI SEAN,THIS IS THE BEST OPTION IN THE LONG RUN. SORRY IT WAS NOT CHEAPER,BUT THIS IS A GOOD PRICE FOR NEW LIFTERS AND CAMSHAFT..SOMETIMES NEW LIFTERS WILL WEAR ON THE CAMSHAFT IF THE SHAFT IS IN POOR CONDITION..HE IS NOT GOING TO REPLACE THE VALVES OR DO A VALVE JOB ??,,, JUST LIFTERS AND CAMSHAFT. GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND THE CAR....TOM

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QUESTION: Supposibly their is a camshaft kit on the market that he can get and it has a lot of parts that can be replaced. Here is what he showed me http://www.ebay.com/itm/LUNATI-GM-LS1-LS2-LS6-270-279-510-510-ROLLER-CAMSHAFT-CA.        That is the kit that he will try to get or something closer. What do you think. Should the heads be remachined if he has to take them off. Thanks for everything.

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HI SEAN,SINCE HE HAS TO REMOVE THE HEADS I WOULD FOR SURE DO A VALVE JOB OR A THE LEAST CK THEM AND WHILE THE HEADS ARE OFF, GIVE THEM A SHAVE CUT ON THE SURFACE. THIS WILL MAKE SURE THEY ARE GOOD AND FLAT. THIS WILL ADD TO THE COST OF THE JOB,, BUT WELL WORTH IT....THIS CAM KIT IS GOOD FOR THIS CAR..HOPE ALL GOES WELL,,,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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