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RetiredRealtorRick

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Posted: 05/16/22 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BurbMan wrote:

Hate to be the bearer of bad news on your ol' 2002, but if you haven't replaced the brake lines or fuel lines that will be next...


If he waited 20 years to replace plugs and wires, maybe the OP just isn't that much into truck maintenance --- just sayin'


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RetiredRealtorRick wrote:

BurbMan wrote:

Hate to be the bearer of bad news on your ol' 2002, but if you haven't replaced the brake lines or fuel lines that will be next...


If he waited 20 years to replace plugs and wires, maybe the OP just isn't that much into truck maintenance --- just sayin'


I haven't owned it 20 years. Actually I'm not sure if it's 10 or 12. Bought it with 38,000 miles on it.

It's only got 51,000 miles on it now and has never been run in the salt. Those plugs and wires should have been good for another 49,000!

Oh and the brake lines went 8 years ago. Fuel lines are MINT.


Putting 10-ply tires on half ton trucks since aught-four.

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So sorry for your troubles!

I have a buddy who has a lifter fail on his 2020 Silverado. Instead of waiting for the truck to get repaired he traded it in on a new ZR2 Silverado.

200 MILES on the new truck.
~ Lifter Failure ~

On the other hand the 2.7l has proven extremely reliable and capable. I’m recommending them to anyone looking for a newer GM full size truck.

They do have DOD but it’s controlled by the cam not the lifter. Seems to be a much more reliable system.

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jerem0621 wrote:

So sorry for your troubles!

I have a buddy who has a lifter fail on his 2020 Silverado. Instead of waiting for the truck to get repaired he traded it in on a new ZR2 Silverado.

200 MILES on the new truck.
~ Lifter Failure ~

On the other hand the 2.7l has proven extremely reliable and capable. I’m recommending them to anyone looking for a newer GM full size truck.

They do have DOD but it’s controlled by the cam not the lifter. Seems to be a much more reliable system.

Thanks

Jerem

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At least the 02 isn’t a Ford. If it was, half the 20 year old spark plugs would have stripped out and the other half would have snapped off! (Except maybe the ones that blew out of the head already!

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What is causing these failures?
I thought that was a Hemi thing?


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Back years ago when I was young (and did crazy things) I heard of pushrods getting bent when hydraulic lifters would allow them to float and bad and expensive things happened. That was usually on cases of a heavy foot on the accelerator and the engine just over revving. Buddy put solid lifters in a 390 ford engine and stopped that but it sounded like a pea-thrasher sitting there idling.
Sorry for your troubles brother, it did bring back some long ago memories though

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Posted: 05/18/22 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cam/Lifter design has the lifter slightly off center to have the cam lobe ‘turn’ the lifter to distribute the wear…old days

With today’s lifters fitted with rollers, wondering if the lifter somehow gets off line and the roller tries to ‘go thataway”, while the cam wants it to ‘go thisaway”

Why OHV can rev higher vs pushrod configuration


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dodge guy wrote:

3 GMs 3 problems. Time for a different brand.


Lol I was thinking same thing!

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bguy wrote:

What is causing these failures?
I thought that was a Hemi thing?


GM mechanic told me they "swell" in the bore because they're hollow hydraulic roller lifters.

If they were solid roller lifters, no problem.
If they were straight hydraulic lifters, no problem.

The combination of the two is what's the issue.

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