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Exhaust Valve?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by TJDIV, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    If an exhaust valve is 'staying open' and you can hear the "tick tick tick" s***....how long can the vehicle be driven before additional problems arise?

    Vortec V8.


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  2. red dirt squirt

    red dirt squirt

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    i'd say yes. Other than the fact that i would assume that it's obnoxiously loud. Your engine might have a lack of back pressure and run kind of funny. Might get a traffic ticket for it but, i doubt it. :cool:
     
  3. 65swb45

    65swb45 Elder Statesman Supporting Vendor

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    A sticking exhaust valve will burn. Not designed to take constant heat on the backside of the valve.

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  4. theo

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    Hydraulic lifters? Maybe the valve is closing fine but the lifter if shot.