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Old 08-17-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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valve train noise ??

Have a 2011 2SS convertable and have been hearing valve train tick tick noise.
It has 9000miles on car and has made this noise since i bought it with 6500miles.
I don't have any performance issues and i know the engine will make some noise but was wondering if any of you other owners where experiencing roughly same valve train noise. At idle i can hear it if i focus on it from sitting inside the car.
Any input or advice would be great. Do they all sound like this? suppose to?
I sold my Big Block 72 Camaro with solid cam and lifters for this car so maybe this is just
expecting it to sound like this (LOL)
Valve springs? Valve seats? Cam? thicker oil?
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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These motors tend to be noisy. Is yours the LS3 or L99?
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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Stock LS3
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:58 AM   #4
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OP, you sure you're not hearing the tranny throw out bearing? On these TR6060s, it will make a tick tick tick noise at idle in neutral with the clutch peddle released. Some are worse than others, but the noise is considered "normal."
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:16 PM   #5
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Well looking at the engine while its running i can pinpoint
Where noise is comming from, valve covers cylinder head
Area ..... I expect some Valve train noise but for stock everything
It's seems a bit noisey (tick tick tick) even when I'm driving
At slower speeds I hear it on deacceleration.
Is this precursor to bad lifter problem?
Anyone experience bad lifter prob and hear this noise first ?
Thanks for your time !
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #6
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Oh and for the record the noise Does NOT happen when
Car is first started(cold). Seems to progress up to a certain point
As it gets warmer to operating Temp.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:25 PM   #7
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I haven't read where anyone else has complained about it. I don't hear anything on mine but the injectors. Can you get a recording of it and post here? You'll get the best feedback that way.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #8
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Throw a can of SEAFOAM in the oil ,drive it normally for 200 miles . Change the oil and filter . Use a good syn oil ,and see if that quiets it down .
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:03 PM   #9
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LSx's tend to be noisy and sound like they have a lifter problem when they are perfectly fine
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:06 PM   #10
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Ya just trying to get use of the LS3 sound not knowing if this is normal sound or not!
I will try to get recording of it. Probably over reacting to it.(lol)
But after hearing and reading about premature cam failure and lifter problems
I think I should at least pay attention to this noise !
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:28 PM   #11
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LSx engines are that way. Usually quiet at start up, then get noisy after warm up. I've owned quite a few and never had any issues. Oh, and for future references, they get louder when you add headers or cam.
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