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Old 12-14-2012, 07:51 PM
lhkrueger lhkrueger is offline
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There is another possibility. These engines have pistons with short skirts. We tore down a 5.3 (after doing everything else we could think of, bearings, lifters etc) and it was piston slap. A hone out and new pistons solved it. It is common and engine can run a long time without repair.
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