1992 Corvette: Service Bulletin: Engine Ticking Noise - Check Exhaust Manifold Bolts
Subject: ENG. TICKING NOISE-CHK. TORQUE ON EXH. MAN HEAT SHIELD BOLTS
Model and Year: 1992 CORVETTE W/ LT1 ENGINE
Source: Chevrolet Product Emission Campaign
Bulletin Number: 92-301-6A - (09/28/1992)
Some owners of 1992 Corvettes with the LT1 (VIN P 5.7L V8) engine may comment of an engine ticking noise that may sound like a piston type noise.
Bolts holding the exhaust manifold heat shield to the exhaust manifold may be backing out causing a slight exhaust leak.
Before attempting any repairs, check the torque on the three (3) exhaust manifold heat shield bolts and tighten if necessary. Recommended torque is 8-12 N.m (72-108 lb. in.). If bolt is missing, replace with P/N 11508567.
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