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"The Tick"

Discussion in '01-04 LB7' started by schulte, May 4, 2008.

  1. schulte

    schulte ACCELLERANT!!!

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    Most LB7 owners know what I'm talking about.... THAT ticking noise. GM seems to think it's no big deal.

    One question for LB7er's though; ever notice it getting worse before a serious bang?
     
  2. SfcJones

    SfcJones A(ACLU) SGT. SLAUGHTER

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    South Ga.
    I hope not, some have suggest that after 220k miles I may have a fix by adjusting the valve lash, no one has told me for sure and for 500 bucks I want to be sure
     
  3. whitetrash21

    whitetrash21 Put on the damn helmet day........

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    bang... not yet. damn things been tickin since i got it. i keep my right foot planted most of the time so i cant hear it.
     
  4. Gruber

    Gruber Tin Can Rider

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    1000 Oaks, California
    I guess I'm lucky. My LB7 doesn't tick yet. I only have 45,000 mile on mine.
     
  5. jcool

    jcool #78 A(ACLU) FNG

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    Richlands, NC
    no tick here either. almost 116k too.
     
  6. Sparky8370

    Sparky8370 Do chickens have large talons

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    New Hampshire
    I'm assuming you guys are talking about something other than the normal tick that they all have. I've got a slight one after doing my head gaskets. I accidently swapped the racker assemblies and bridges around. So I will have to adjust them sometime.
     
  7. Hammer 4

    Hammer 4 Have Hammer..Will Travel

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    May 5, 2008
    San Pedro, So Cali
    No tick here...but my cluster gauges stopped working today..:D



















    Not to worry, I tugged on the wiring harness that goes to the fusebox on the side of the dash...and Wa La..gauges worked fine. Must be a bad conection in there..:nonod:
     
  8. CrewCabMax

    CrewCabMax Double XL

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    Springfield O.H.I.O
    ticking could be injectors. I had a ticking before i put the new set in, and now its gone. You can use EFI or a scan tool and do an injector kill test to see if your ticking is cause from the injectors.

    Joe
     
  9. Clark20ry

    Clark20ry Agent #58 OB-DII A(ALCU)

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    Surprise AZ
    The only ticking I get is after an oil change... it usually goes away after a couple hundred miles....
     
  10. Bagofdimes

    Bagofdimes Recruit

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    I had the "tick" a long time ago...It went away at about 30K and I haven't heard it since. I have about 130K on it now. It went away before I installed my edge and straight pipe too. Strange. Engine still runs great though, on original injectors too!
     
  11. 66FLH

    66FLH "The Big Kahuna"

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    Mine sounds like a rod knock under light load.Pisses me off!
     
  12. kachurak

    kachurak New Member

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    May 3, 2008
    Watertown, NY
    Thats good news on the injectors. Mine made it to about 180k
     
  13. SaguaroKid

    SaguaroKid A(ACLU) Mojo Man

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    May 8, 2008
    Eyeowa
    My 02 had the tick my 03 doesn't.
     
  14. ROCKYMTN

    ROCKYMTN Pain in the arse

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    May 5, 2008
    Mile High + 1000'
    My 03 had the tick till the Odometer read about 10,000. The Lilly has none!
     
  15. TwoTone

    TwoTone Im here for the Cake!

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  16. Clark20ry

    Clark20ry Agent #58 OB-DII A(ALCU)

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    Surprise AZ

    I was thinking the same thing when I read the thread title.... ):h
     
  17. fbh31118

    fbh31118 Cadet

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    May 9, 2008
    Augusta, Michian
    Is there a procedure for adjusting the valve lash. Isnt this what causes the tick?:confused5:
     
  18. Foreman00081

    Foreman00081 New Member

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    May 12, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    whats this tick sound like and when do you hear it? i do have an odd tick sound that i can hear when im sitting in the truck and its idleing but its only about every 10 seconds or so and almost seems like its coming from the door panel or drivers side mirror, ive never been able to track it down and its not very loud.
     
  19. Heartbeat Hauler

    Heartbeat Hauler A(ACLU) Agent Yoda

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    Morgantown, WV
    My tick went away after the fourth oil change, 20k miles...give'er take a few.

    JP
     
  20. tomrex

    tomrex Professional Idiot

    Typewriter tick here! Only after an oil change. I don't pay any attention to it. It normally goes away in a few hundred miles. When I switched to Delvac, it went away faster.
     

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