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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #1
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Lifter tap and rod knock

After reading some posts on rod knock and listening to some videos I'm almost positive I have a rod knock and I know for a fact I have a bad lifter. And I just went to change my oil after only 2500 miles and found out that I burned 2.5 quarts. What does everyone suggest to do at this point? Rebuild, replace, swap, or just let it go for now?

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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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It's hard to imagine that you burned 2.5 quarts in 2500 miles and never noticed and smoking. And I'm sure you would have noticed a leak. I know that's not a lot of help, just an observation.

It's not that hard to drop the oil pan and see if you ahve any rods that are sloppy on the crank.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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That's what gets me, no smoking and no dripping or oil on my block. The only thing I've noticed in the past week was a slight oil smell on the highway everyone in a while which is the reason I decided to check/ change my oil before 3000 miles
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Unread 07-10-2013, 08:47 PM   #4
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Unread 07-11-2013, 05:59 AM   #5
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Have you pulled the plugs and checked for oil contamination on any of them? You should see something by looking at the plugs if you are comsuming / burning a quart of oil every 1000 miles. If you do have a rod knock you won't be burning oil too much longer before things go south. If it has been noisy for a while it's most likley valve train related. I hope it's nothing too serious.
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