- October 15, 2008
- Reaction score
- City, State
- va beach
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 92explorer&94 ranger
Cool. Yeah, I don't know much, but I like to try and replace sets where I can.
I was actually scrubbing the lower manifold today. The gasket surfaces are looking good, but the rest is a mess. Then I got kicked out of the kitchen. Heh. The plan is to clean lower and upper manifold good, and tidy up the valve covers.
I read about the rockers, but really don't know much about them... except they are indeed sitting right there in the open. Heh. I don't recall hearing much noise, maybe when going up a hill, or when I'm trying to punch it (this thing doesn't really punch). It is a clanking sound that goes away once I reach speed and ease off the accelerator. Is that the rockers?
I really appreciate your time. Thanks again.
Rockers would cause a tapping sound throughout the rpms, more noticeable at idle.clanking or ticking wile accelerating is normally do to detonation or spark ping.that's normally caused by low octane gas/bad gas or carbon build up in the cylinder. Throw some 90+ gas in and take it HIGH in the rpms a couple times,let it redline in first or second, keeping it floored till it shifts at last second. This will clean some of the carbon out of the cylinder. But sounds like your not getting rocker noise. If you wanna check them there is three bolts holding the shaft in and it pulls right off, check where the rockers met the valves on each one.if no wear then I wouldn't even worry about it.with the valve covers off you can pretty much guess what is what.