old tech wrote:Did you find and fix the noise maker ? If you need a part to repair it, I have it I'm sure.
unfortunately no, I am thinking clogged oil passage (s) and unfortunately the noise is getting nothing but worse. Doing another change to see if I can get anymore gunk out. I'm really pleased to hear you have parts, but I'm afraid I need this car as a daily, so my work has been focused on minimal disassembly. I think it is likely a clogged oil passage to the lifters. As for the appropriate way to clear that, I am completely clueless. Throwing more snake oil in it probably isn't going to fix anything, but it's the best I can do right now. When I had the valve cover off I sucked the sludge with a shop vac and a little tube. I was weary about opening up the pan in fear that I would be asking for a liquid gasket leak when I tried to seal it back up. Has anyone taken pics in the crank case? I'm thinking about sticking an inspection cam in there, and it would be nice to compare