Porsche 944 The Porsche 944 and 944 Turbo was a huge success for Porsche throughout the 1980s.

Engine noise

Old 06-30-2009, 01:21 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 22
Default Engine noise

Just put the head on my 83 944, got it timed, and fired it up. I noticed it's making a clacking noise in the valve train area. The head was off for 10 months. Could the cam followers have gone flat? (leaked down?) If they did, is there any way to pump them up again? Could it be a different problem? Doc I need your advice! I might have to just sell it cause I don't think I can afford to sink any more money into it right now. Thank you!
Old 06-30-2009, 06:32 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 3,532

If it is a loud ticking, then yes, the cam followers have probably gone soft. Usually when you take the head off, you should lay the followers face down and fill them with oil so they will stay firm. It should get better with some driving as they slowly fill back up. If not, then you will have to pull the cam tower and replace the soft followers.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Porsche Boxster
03-12-2008 07:33 PM
Porsche 911
03-06-2008 01:26 PM
Porsche 911
03-05-2008 05:40 PM
Porsche Boxster
11-25-2006 04:07 PM
New Members Area
01-12-2006 12:03 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Engine noise

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.