Q: I'm chasing compression and trying to eliminate ticking. Can you help me adjust my valves? EFI SBF roller block

asked by on

I just replaced head gaskets, lifters, rocker arms, and pushrods on my 331 stroker SBF and I had a tick coming from the motor. So in an attempt to adjust the rockers/valves I am now chasing compression(I can't seem to line the cylinders up within 15% difference of each other). Most are around 130-140psi on a cold test but I have #1 at 70 and #5 at 185, I can't raise #1 or lower #5 for some reason. I need help getting this car to run properly and it's driving me crazy!! I need good compression with zero to minimal valvetrain noise....please help!! Can you get this valvetrain sorted out??

My car has 12250 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. I'm chasing compression and trying to eliminate ticking. Can you help me adjust my valves? EFI SBF roller block

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car stalls 4 or 5 times when starting cold

Hi, thanks for your question. You should check the MAP sensor first to see if it is reading the correct altitude for your location. Sometimes the sensor will read that you are at 10000 feet when you are at 100...

Q: Transmission compatible

No, your escape has a CD4E transmission, the Freestar uses the 4F50N. The only other vehicle that will work is the Mazda Tribute. The only model years are 2001 or 2002, depending on the production date of your car. It...

Q: Hello, I have a 2005 mustang and was driving and the steering wheel and brakes all of a sudden locked up then the car died. It rol

The engine stalling would need to have the computer scanned to see if there is stored codes to indicate a problem? The leaking brakes should be repaired by whoever did the brakes and may be unsafe to drive and should...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...