Good thread I think I hurt my valve train this weekend.
Got new springs, shocks, awesome, ran an autocross yesterday, hauled butt. totally different car. very flat. What a blast. On the rev limiter in the last section every run, 2-3 pops. (got 6 runs in)
Didnt think this would hurt anything.
After parked it, got my helmet off,
started it up for fun runs, had a bad loud ticking. uuuuggghhhh....
Skipped the fun runs and limped home at 2-3k rpms to be safe..
Runs fine but scary tap tap tap sound.
Kinda goes away as revs go up.
I think its coming from under the valve covers.
I'll try and check it out tonight.
Hope its just adjustment or some parts I can get oo without taking off head.
My mechanic suggested 30/100ths of a mm on the valve clearance instead of the spec (28 I think?).
He thought it sounded like the valves were too tight before at idle.
Maybe he was right.
He said he always does this when he does a valve job on an older E30/M20's
Thanks for any sugestions.
I'll try what Starmavin said tonight.
If i stripped the adjuster I can replace it right?
I'll read the Haynes manual tonight adn get some more tools.