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Grand-Touring-Dan
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Grand-Touring-Dan Feb 3, 11:05pm - #4350 
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Lifters Tapping?

On my 01 GT 5spd, there is a clicking noise coming from the engine. It clicks faster as the car is revved. I changed my oil and it did not fix the problem. Is this normal, are my lifters tapping, do I need to go to a shop and get it looked at? Please help, thanks.
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hondafighterGTS Feb 3, 11:34pm - #4351 
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YES... U BLEW UR VALVES. DID U MISSHIFT?

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Grand-Touring-Dan Feb 4, 2:13am - #4352 
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Actually yes I did. Does warranty cover this with 19000 miles and Injen CAI and Tanabe exhaust? Thanks for your input.
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Grand-Touring-Dan Feb 4, 2:21am - #4353 
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My next question is, is it ok to drive, short distances, how about a highway trip like 120 miles or so?
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glitch Feb 4, 4:02am - #4354 
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it is still driveable i guess, but you will damage your valve and the cylinder under it... if they aren't damaged already.

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dontmesswithkram Feb 4, 4:04am - #4355 

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before you take ur car into the dealership, put ur stock Intake back on and ur exhaust. then they will be more likely to talk to u.

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Grand-Touring-Dan Feb 4, 4:47am - #4356 
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How much do valves cost, and what is the difficulty level in replacing them?
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Kyle-Cel'02 Feb 5, 8:53am - #4357 
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Toyota hates fixing mis-shifts and will try anything not to. It costs them an arm and a leg. They will try to use your mods as a reason to void your warranty. Take your CAI off...but good luck with your ECU tube since you had to cut it...

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Grand-Touring-Dan Feb 5, 5:55am - #4358 
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Do you guys think it could be the injectors. That is where majority of the sound seems to be coming from. I think the noise may be normal.
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Karrion28 Feb 5, 6:06am - #4359 
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I have the same clicking noise, but is it possible to misshift with an automatic?
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REDlov9 Jul 29, 12:19am - #450700 
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I don't know if the valves are entirely to blame. Most people change their oil and the ticking will go away. I have the same problem right now and already did an oil change almost 300mi ago, but I let my engine run pretty dry and didn't really go easy it on her. Plus I was having issus beforehand where I had loss of compression in my 3rd cylinder and had some oil on the spark plugs. So I probably blew my valves but my lifters could have siezed up too. Either way if an oil change doesn't fix your problem be prepared to re-do your top end, which can be expensive if your looking at replacing with performance parts like MWR stage 3 cams and valves, which will run like 2-3000$. I personally feel that an engine swap will be the cheapest fix. EBay motors has the 2zz-ge for like 1200$ tops, some as cheap as 800$.
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