01-03-11, 11:03 PM
Hello again I've been working on this car off and on for several months now. First thing was a little ticking like a lifter noise but this car has no lifters , turned out it was a bad front exhaust cam bearing that froze up causing timing belt to slip. I bought a used head off a 98 Cat from someone off this fourm , cleaned it up a little . The oil galleys are open and clean the passage from block to head matches up but no oil is finding it's way to this head . Something tells me I might have found the reason for the bearing failure because it sounded like it wasn't getting oil at that point , like I said it started as a little ticking noise. The right head is back off again , at least it's the right head, I had bent valves on the left head and it sucked pulling that head off. The hole in the block where the oil comes out and goes into the head doesn't seem to drain when I fill it with oil . Any suggestions anyone??? I'm thinking of pulling the oil pump , but not wanting to Thanks raffterman.