Thread: lifters?
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Miss Rita View Post
My '02 Tahoe only has 53,000 miles. For the past year the lifters make noise when started in the AM, gradually goes away after 1-3 minutes. A mechanic friend suggested switching to Valvoline in place of Pennzoil, didn't help.

Question #1: Is this a problem? (I'm guessing not)
Question #2: Any easy fix that I should try?
This is very common with both the 4.8 and 5.3 vortec V8s. It was a tolerance issue in some of the early years and was supposedly correct in 04. There is a lot of threads about this on silverado forums. Most have just accepted it as normal. I have a 04 Silverado with 5.3 and never hear it.
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