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Old 10-11-2003, 05:32 PM   #1
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I just got a 92 SSEi from a friend for $500. I know the alternator is out and have looked into the 160amp upgrade as a good upgrade. My main concern at this point would be the clicking sound that you hear over about 2000RPM. I know the oil filter was improperly installed at one point and the clicking started at the same time. I have ideas as to what may be wrong as far as lifters, or rods, but I would like to hear from some experianced owners as to there opinion. What would I be into this for as well would be handy info at this point. I only like doing things once so if I wanted to open up the car some would there be a lfter set I should look at. What are some respected vendors of aftermarket parts for these cars? I would love to keep this car on the road as it'* a nice car less these bugs. Any help/ suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Sounds like lifter tick, but it'* kinda far from 50 miles away to hear it. The 92 had slightly different valvetrain parts. I know it doesn't have roller rockers like my 93, but I'm not sure about the lifters. Jeffrey10x2 may be able to shed some light on this for us. I know at one point he was attempting to swap in 93 valvetrain parts on his 92.
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Thanks for the input and the coversation. I'm feeling a bit more motivated about the car now.
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Motivated.

I haven't heard that in years! Jarheads.

Hold your breath. Hope to see you tomorrow. Gotta find sumthin' to do, since DrJay stood me up. Damn Army. Can't count on 'em. Us Marines will have to stick together.
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Hey, some of us in the Army were motivated too. At least to the fullest potential of our attitudes. Then we faked it.
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Sounds familiar When it comes down to it, we Marines stick together because we're all crazy as hell
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Willwren will post some sound bits from his visit and tell you what he came up with, but long and short is the water pump may need to be looked at. Things are looking good for the car all the same, and at this point I'm looking forward to bringing this car to where it deserves to be. I see good things in it'* future
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Uh oh..you been bitten by the Bill Wren bug, he has quite the car eh?
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Very nice car! Maybe some day for me but I've got a way to go at this point. Also I can't say enough how much I appreciate his coming out to help me.
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Thats what it is like around here, people go out of their way to help out another Bonneville owner
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