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04 5.3 lifter valley filter

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by wirenut, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 528

    anyone just take the filter out and run without it ?
     
  2. Jeep_thing

    Jeep_thing Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    What filter do you speak of?
     
  3. bmc1025

    bmc1025 Member
    Messages: 41

    Just clean it and re install if you don't tear it picking it out. If your not in a hurry they are cheap.
     
  4. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    I just did one, they come right out. And are cheap
     
  5. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 528

    did u do it with the intake on?
     
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    Yes I did.
     
  7. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 528

    will a 22mm deep sckt fit or do i need a special tool.?
    thnx
     
  8. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 885

    What is the 5.3 in a Silverado?

    If so, those are NOT an AFM engine so there is no filter under the oil pressure sensor.

    Are you having oil pressure gauge issues?
     
  9. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    I think I used a 1 1/8 socket, don't remember that was weeks and multiple jobs ago. What is the failure?
     
  10. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 528

    out of the blue i got a loud lifer tap has gone now, saw that it could be a clogged filter...under sending unit

    just don't want to get things apart and not have the rite socket
     
  11. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    If you do this, replace the oil sender also. Cheap part and they do go bad.
     
  12. Newdude

    Newdude Senior Member
    Messages: 885

    Just in case you missed my reply above, no filter under the sending unit on your 2004. No AFM either. Only AFM (Active Fuel Management) engines (2007+ up in Silverado/Sierra) have that filter under the oil pressure sensor.

    All 16 lifters in your engine are traditional hydraulic roller.
     
  13. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 528

    i have heard they used a car lifter or just crappy lifters..
     
  14. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    You never said what is your problem. The biggest issues I see are people who do not change their oil.
     
  15. wirenut

    wirenut Senior Member
    from nh
    Messages: 528

    see #10... i change it every 3000 and put a 1/2 qt tranny in too every 3 rd time.......whatever it was must have dissolved or pumped away....no issues since..
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
  16. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,035

    It's been a month, you fixed it I take it.