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Old 03-03-2011, 10:28 AM
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Default 3.0L V6 Vulcan Tapping under Hood

I have a Tapping under the hood on the drivers side and at first I thought that it was spark, I replaced the Spark Plugs and still had the Tapping. So I investigated under the Valve Cover. There was nothing out of the ordinary except the Rockers felt kinda loose. Now I have been looking on here and I think that im either looking at a bad oil pump or a bad fuel pump or fuel filter. Can anyone shed some light on this because i have read that there is no adjustment on this valvetrain. I am very confused and frustrated. Is this a lifter problem and if it is, is there anyway to tell.

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Old 03-03-2011, 03:13 PM
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Default Re: 3.0L V6 Vulcan Tapping under Hood

What makes you think it's a bad oil pump or a fuel problem? How does your oil gauge read? Normal? Low? High? Does it come up right away?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: 3.0L V6 Vulcan Tapping under Hood

Find the TQ rating of the rocker bolts and re torque them just to be safe. It could be a bad lifter.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: 3.0L V6 Vulcan Tapping under Hood

i have not re torqued the bolts...and the oil pressure is doing just fine. Ive heard if i go to a thicker oil it might make it go away. If not im seriously thinking its the lifters.
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