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Working on a Tracker
« on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:46:48 PM »
Trying to get the girlfriends Tracker fixed to sell, way too many cars & trucks here. It had been making a rattling noise in the top end. A friend gave me brand new lifters for 40 bucks so I dug into it. Found only one obvious sign, scratched bore & lifter & a bit of hard carbon caught in the lifter oil ring. Other than that there was normal polishing at the top & bottom edges of the lifters on a 180k engine.  I need to buy a set of bore gauges & check the lifter bores for diameter tomorrow. The scratches are not as bad as they appear in the picture but they are present. I am honestly thinking of smoothing the bore with 1500 grit paper if the bores mic within spec.
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Re: Working on a Tracker
« Reply #1 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03:06:12 PM »
OK, I have a computer to post with again. Here are the cams. I used the gauges to measure the bores & double checked my readings with the caliper. Everything is within spec so I am moving forward. I used 1200 grit paper to smooth the scratched bores, cannot feel any scratches now.
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Re: Working on a Tracker
« Reply #2 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03:11:19 PM »
Do any of the Valves appear to be lower that the others? Tip of the valve that contacts the lifter.
what kind of sound?
is the sound engine speed?
Or 1/2 of engine speed (indicating valve train noise)?
nothing to see on the cams. no scissor gear on them.
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Re: Working on a Tracker
« Reply #3 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03:25:09 PM »
I tracked it by sound to the top of the engine at the front where I found the scratched lifter bore, it was definitely top end related. No broken valve springs or anything odd looking. You could see where the lifter was catching in the bore & there was a piece of hard carbon in the oil ring around the lifter when I pulled it. Sounded just like a badly adjusted valve in a 22re lol
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Re: Working on a Tracker
« Reply #4 on: Sep 06, 2017, 07:39:52 PM »
Well, we sold the Tracker last month.
 Figure I would show you guys the new removable mudflaps I made this week.
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Re: Working on a Tracker
« Reply #5 on: Sep 06, 2017, 07:45:18 PM »
And then it was "Hammer Time". I have nicknamed my buddy hammer hands, he over tightens everything. His custom "scoop grind" cam. :shocking:
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