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Old 12-14-2012, 08:51 PM
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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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Old 12-14-2012, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mxhideout View Post
I bought the 6.0 out of a 2500 (same engine base as 5.3) for my drag car project. Was told it had a noisy lifter. I pulled it apart because I wanted to put a bigger cam in it anyway, and to our surprise, a chunk was missing on one of the stock cam lobes. Hopefully yours isn't that bad, but I just figured I'd post it here since we're talking about it.
Wow, that is a strange one.
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