<VV> Engine Posession

S M shaun_mcgarvey at shaw.ca
Wed Aug 31 12:20:58 EDT 2016

How did you check the lifters? Which heat shields? 

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From: "Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs" <virtualvairs at corvair.org> 
To: "Mike Jacobi" <mvjacobi at comcast.net> 
Cc: "VirtualVairs E-Mail List" <virtualvairs at corvair.org> 
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:13:22 AM 
Subject: Re: <VV> Engine Posession 

Maybe some crud in a lifter that came loose? 

You might run a compression check - the worst case is you’ve got a loose seat that hasn’t come out yet. I hope that’s not it. 


> On Aug 30, 2016, at 6:50 PM, Mike Jacobi via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote: 
> Ok. I know there are times......driving normally with no unusual stress on the engine. A tapping noise in synch with the engine. Speeds up with rpms slows down when rpms drop. Noise keeps getting louder. A bad lifter sez I. On the 5 mile drive home gradually gets louder til when I drive into garage, sounds like hitting side of a barrel with hammer. Shut down. Came out next day. Started up. Same noise with light onset but transition to loud much quicker. Engine still runs as smoothly as ever. Lifters when checked seem ok. No loose plugs. Loosened heat shields for check. Put all back together and started. No noise. Ran car round town for 45 minutes. All fine. Gotta tell ya it's really weird. It's fixed and I have no idea how. 
> Signed By Mike Jacobi 

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