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    The stethoscope tells me the rapping noise is inside the front lifter block sounds like its the exhaust lifter, now im wondering if the exhaust valve is sticking or the cam or lifter is worn, i knew the noise wasn't normal

  • #2
    Mine has sounded like a hay bailer for the last 80,000 miles. Not sure what noise you have. Try the Sea Foam or Techron flood. May help. If you have a 1700, may be more likely to help with SVS.

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    • #3
      [QUOTE=Tropicalrs;n96759]Mine has sounded like a hay bailer for the last 80,000 miles. Not sure what noise you have. Try the Sea Foam or Techron flood. May help. If you have a 1700, may be more likely to help with SVS.[/QUOTE

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      • #4
        If it is a 1700, hopefully if it is SVS it breaks free.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tropicalrs View Post
          If it is a 1700, hopefully if it is SVS it breaks free.
          If it is svs the heads are coming off and ill clean the guides then check clearances

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          • #6
            .....have you listened to a number of other same year Road Stars for comparison???

            does it drive ok? Smooth power?
            "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

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            • #7
              I think you said earlier that it had plenty of power. If so, things are probably fine and normal. But if you have tinkeritis, then go ahead and have fun. A sound bite for us all to hear would be great.

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              • #8
                Tinkeritis CAN lead to issues....I've seen many posts talking about how a Road Star owner did/had done the valve adjustment (with zero problems beforehand) and then after had significant issues and even end up with a broken motor. I cannot recall any post ever that indicated a stock Road Star crunched a motor BECAUSE of not adjusting valves. Ever. As soon as you crack that perfectly good running motor open just because of perceived noise you absolutely run the risk of messing things up. If it runs good best to leave it alone.
                "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

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                • #9
                  Gee, one of the best and easiest tests would be the exhaust 'suction' test... Is it drawing air back in? SVS. Also, if the power's there, and the MPG is normal... Fugetaboutit!

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                  • #10
                    Worst case scenario.



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                    • Duke
                      Duke commented
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                      Now that's a worn out lifter. The worst I've ever seen.

                    • davej
                      davej commented
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                      Ouch. Then tell the mechanic that"it just started making noise and running bad" It ran good yesterday. lol

                  • #11
                    That looks like you took a grinding wheel to it, ...
                    not all those who wander are lost......

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Bikerron View Post
                      Worst case scenario.


                      Thats exactly what im thinking to much lesser extent from previous owners using oil without enough zddp

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