View Full Version : Sr20det ticking

03-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Ok now I know these engines have a LIFTER issue, but I've bled rebled and bled again. All the shims are the right size and everything. Now the problem is the car starts and idles perfectly, but the moment you give it any gas it immediately sounds like lifter tick, but there is nothing saying its a lifter. Ive taken the cams out more then 10 times check lifters and there all hard and are not bled down. So if you have any suggestions i dont mind trying anything at this point

04-01-2010, 10:54 AM
anyone have a clue

04-01-2010, 11:15 AM
exhaust leak

04-01-2010, 12:53 PM
I have to agree with mattsil80wis. Check your exhaust manifold and flanges for leaks. Most aftermarket manifolds usually crack near the flange area (tubular part). I had the same problem with my fancy 'Tomei' crack-o-fold unit; i thought it was the lifter too. Replaced with the good old stock manifold. Anyways, hope that helps.


04-01-2010, 11:53 PM
well i will check that next I guess. I have a PEAK BOOST that got ceramic coated with a lil GT30R on it so I will most def. Check that out I appreciate it.

04-02-2010, 12:33 AM
get rid of it and by an rb it impossible to mess em up haha
jk but not really

04-02-2010, 02:10 AM
if i can get this little situation figured out I'll be quite happy...The car stock made 426rwhp on 15.2ps1 with crazy blow by. Now with 86.5mm CP pistons and on 21psi Ill be more then happy to run with almost any RB(cause most arent done right or there a stock turbo bullshit)

04-02-2010, 03:01 AM
Drain your oil and check for anykind of metal shavings, could be a slight rod knock post a video up

04-02-2010, 02:51 PM
Yeah, check the exhaust manifold. It never happend on my sr20, but my brother had a ka with some missing bolts to hold the exhaust manifold and it ticks like crazy. Sounded exactly like lifters issue. I even said that it was his lifters ticking because it goes faster with higher rpm's. I then Check online and found someone that said it was his exhaust manifold bolts that were missing. Took off the heat shield, and sure enough, some of his bolts were missing. Replaced all and problem solved.

04-02-2010, 02:56 PM
could be a timing chain guide...search it on this forum. youtubes got some vids too.

04-02-2010, 03:16 PM
Injectors? I know mine tick pretty loud.

Tried running different brand oils and etc?

04-30-2010, 08:19 PM
found a crack in my peakboost manifold, but its lifetime warranty and they are fixing it. Awesome guys over there