2005 CTS V
Yeah I saw your reply in the other engine thread. Hate to hear it. At least this time you will have better knowledge at the situation. I know all about working in a small garage as I'm in same boat. But it's doable. I'm getting it all ready for pulling and hoping to get that finished tonight. I see a guy on the V1 FB forum just yanked his out with trans attached so thats what I'm shooting for. Looks he got it out without much BS.Unfortunately, I may be doing it again. Nothing as catastrophic this time, but at my last track event (back in October) the engine developed a very audible tick on the driver's side. Maybe a lifter? Not sure. Oil sample to Blackstone came back with elevated lead. Bad bearing?
A bad lifter wouldn't normally cause elevated lead, and a bad bearing wouldn't normally cause a tick like I'm hearing. Do I have two failures? I dunno.
I didn't make much progress on troubleshooting before the cold weather arrived, at which point working on the car in the driveway became much less enjoyable, so the car has just been sitting.