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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:17 PM   #1
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Amc 360 Ticking

Hey guys,

Got back a freshly rebuilt 360 today, not a happy customer . The engine is ticking loudly on the right side, the tick changes in speed with changes in rpm. Other side seems normal. I'm thinking at the headers. I attached a video for you guys to take a look and chime in.

Any input would be greatly appreciated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=s9riImQQI3g

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Unread 08-16-2013, 06:26 PM   #2
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I don't have to much know how but to me it sounds like a leak a the headers on the driver side.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Definitely exhaust. Cracked header or bad doughnut or header gasket.
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Unread 08-17-2013, 10:00 PM   #4
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Well lets hope that nothing is cracked, the engine was literally just put back together a couple of days ago..
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Unread 08-19-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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So, put in a new gasket tightened everything back up. Still have a small leak but much less than before. The improvement in performance and all over all operation of the motor was more significant than I thought it would be. Performance really takes a good hit with a rather large leak.

Also the whole system is significantly less noisy, mind you that a 360 with exhaust and headers is still plenty loud but not people throwing rocks at you loud.

Now that I still have a small leak I suspect that maybe the headers are warped. Besides machining any special type gaskets that may take care of the problem for me?
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Unread 08-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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Special gaskets are band aids.
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Unread 09-06-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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I know, but for now Im taking the cheap way out.. Put on some remflex gaskets and they are sealed now.. Did see the problem though when I took a closer look at the headers. On one of the openings the bead is worn causing the leak. Since I have no idea how old those headers are Ill probably get a new set at some point in the future. For know these gaskets do the trick
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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #8
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Cool beans
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