- Mar 6, 2018
Hi all. Started my new long block and it has been having a problem idling . It honestly runs like shit. So come to find out it skipped one or two teeth. But it ran decent enough so I didn’t think much of it I thought it was just in the tune. Drove it to get gas and everything . Come home and see that the base timing is way off. Then I realize the crank pulley timing marks are way off, uh oh. And boom it skipped timing some how. Re timed it and it has a loud ticking coming from the head that follows rpm. Going to do a compression test after work today. Any thoughts on what this noise could be? Leading me to vent valve(s) considering the problem it had idling . This video was taken before I knew the timing was off, I fixed the timing and it still runs like this.See video below. Thanks. And then it would even run decent sometimes but as soon as you would give it gas it would not idle on its own . Here’s how it idled with the timing off. The tick has gotten worse just don’t have a current video of it. Its loud enough you can hear it echoing off of other cars. (Second video is idle vid) cant really hear the tick in that vid.