$100 1991 Firebird Burnouts to Quiet Ticking Lifters (and Other "Cures") (Ep.6)

This episode we'll try to confirm that our engine tick is indeed the lifters and then try a few things that might help quiet them down. First off (as the thumbnail suggests) is getting the engine warm and bringing up the RPM!
Dates of filming: July 22nd, 2018 (Removed from Garage)
July 30th, 2018 (Rocker Arm Check)
August 1st, 2018 (Burnouts)
August 14th, 2018 (“Seafoam” Treatment)
August 29th, 2018 (Mystery Oil Treatment)
September 4th, 2018 (Wheels Removed)
September 6th, 2018 (Tires Mounted)
Song List (Order of First Appearance):
0:00 Branching Out - Silent Partner
3:02 Mysteries - Dan Lebowitz
7:52 Lazy River Rag - Dan Lebowitz
13:35 Succotash - Silent Partner
(All music provided by BR-channel's Audio Library royalty free.)
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  1. Fuzzy Dice Projects

    Fuzzy Dice Projects

    Mês atrás

    Hope everybody likes a good ol' fashioned one tire fire! Had fun with this one, although the actual productivity of this episode is a bit lacking. Just decided there weren't enough (or any!) actual burnouts on this channel and couldn't pass up this opportunity. Also, at 10:02 I mistakenly said "brake boosting" instead of "power braking" and didn't realize it until the video was uploaded so here comes the angry mob! Everybody off of the streets!

    • FanCrafter Michi

      FanCrafter Michi

      11 dias atrás

      I always wanted to have a Firebird to make a Knight Rider Kitt out of it. I'm only 14 but still.

    • Ambitious Fields

      Ambitious Fields

      27 dias atrás

      Fuzzy Dice Projects what’s up man. I’m in Maryland too. You think you could help me with my 95 Caprice ?

    • Jacob Laubenthal

      Jacob Laubenthal

      28 dias atrás

      Ive watched all the episodes and got upset when I could not find episode 7, LOL (its not out yet). I think your doing a great job on the car and video is pretty good as well. The narration is great too. Good stuff, it makes me want to start a project of my own. Cant wait for your next episode.

    • PGTMR2


      Mês atrás

      So you know... when my 305 Camaro saw over beyond 260. It lit the fuel in the intake as I shut off the car (less cooling air). It went pop blew pieces off the filter housing, popped the dipstick out. It all went back together. Mine would overheat going slow. The cure was to drive it fast. It usually worked. Except that time, the temp kept rising. it was an intake -head issue. Not repairable so I just dealt with the symptoms. I was low on coolant that day, didn't realize it. It was probably the lack of airflow doing the burnouts, and that there's no real cooling intake on those F-bodies. Should be fine with the pump like you said.

    • Fuzzy Dice Projects

      Fuzzy Dice Projects

      Mês atrás

      +PGTMR2 The pump is on the smooth side (as opposed to the ribbed side) of the belt either way, so the rotation won't have changed. Seemed to stay cool just fine before, so I assume it'll be okay now

  2. Typ


    13 horas atrás

    I need ep7 Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

  3. JFlex


    14 horas atrás

    Cant wait for the car having exterior/interior detail :(

  4. Brandon Preyer

    Brandon Preyer

    Dia atrás

    Craving episode 7...😎

  5. Bradley Porter

    Bradley Porter

    3 dias atrás

    why would you want a quiet firebird?

  6. Jake Kim

    Jake Kim

    3 dias atrás

    This is chrisfix's brother, the difference is just he wears black gloves

  7. Digby Dooright

    Digby Dooright

    4 dias atrás

    Your voice is so ASMR!

  8. 1,000 SuBS nO VidEos? ?

    1,000 SuBS nO VidEos? ?

    4 dias atrás

    Sea foam should solve that problem

  9. karatay ali

    karatay ali

    4 dias atrás

    This stuff is better than "wheelers and dealers".

  10. Blue Man

    Blue Man

    4 dias atrás

    I'm awaiting episode 7 lol

  11. Nathan mahaarachchi

    Nathan mahaarachchi

    5 dias atrás

    Can you pleeeeeeasssse fix the front lights

  12. Spudacus


    5 dias atrás

    I am by no means a "motorhead" -- I don't even have a Driving Licence but Damn dude - You kept me hooked to this for all 6 parts XD I am even planning to watch more of your other videos :D Thanks for being so entertaining :D

  13. Headshot Louie Bfm

    Headshot Louie Bfm

    6 dias atrás

    your voice sounds like mr. rogers lol

  14. viktord1


    7 dias atrás

    we want episode 7 from this series!

  15. Kayla Carter

    Kayla Carter

    7 dias atrás

    Is the next vid going up would be good to see it finished.

  16. Big Wolfman

    Big Wolfman

    7 dias atrás

    damm tease am looking forward to the next ep i love seeing car fixing videos it kind of my guilty pleasure i love it :P even through i cant fix shit myself i can enjoy others do it nice thank you

    • Big Wolfman

      Big Wolfman

      3 dias atrás

      +Digby Dooright true dat xD

    • Digby Dooright

      Digby Dooright

      4 dias atrás

      I want to see what it looks like at the end. I bet his neighbor is going to want his car back. BAHAHAHA

  17. Marvin Rosalez

    Marvin Rosalez

    8 dias atrás

    Sssooooo... Where is episode 7? Lol I need my fixs 😂😂

    • Digby Dooright

      Digby Dooright

      4 dias atrás

      I was looking for it too. O.o

  18. Pasquale Placchetti

    Pasquale Placchetti

    8 dias atrás

    I know NOTHING about cars... I mean I know how to change a tire and check oil levels and such, but not to the extent you're doing. I've always wanted to learn all this stuff so I could rely less on mechanics (I've got screwed by a mechanic before). Thusly I find your videos not only informative, but funny and I really enjoy watching them. I have no desires to be a grease monkey though. However basic knowledge of how to fix your own vehicle I believe is important. Anyways thanks for the videos and I hope to see more of this car and other projects down the road!

  19. ირაკლი კეკელიძე

    ირაკლი კეკელიძე

    8 dias atrás

    my car's lifers also making a lot of ticking noise so i have to change 16 hydraulic lifters :D fk

  20. Luis Torres

    Luis Torres

    9 dias atrás

    Start the other episodes for the Pontiac car

  21. Joshua Gomez

    Joshua Gomez

    9 dias atrás

    a slightly heavier oil can help quit noisy top end stuff too giving it a hair of extra cushion in the process

  22. beards & bucks

    beards & bucks

    10 dias atrás

    Should’ve at least cleaned the Valve cover off before you put it back on

  23. healingv1sion


    10 dias atrás

    Episode 7 when???

  24. Ursus5848


    10 dias atrás

    Keep up the awesome work on the firebird. Just picked up an 89 formula firebird with a 305TBI. Runs well enough, but needs some TLC. And it's nice to follow along.

  25. lxcarion


    10 dias atrás

    Please make more videos on this car ;D

  26. Angelo Marashi

    Angelo Marashi

    10 dias atrás

    Poor neighbour..I bet he wants the car back at this point, hearing you burn and all

  27. Jeremiah Tana

    Jeremiah Tana

    10 dias atrás


  28. C Will

    C Will

    11 dias atrás

    Why not clean parts when you remove them?

  29. Davide C.

    Davide C.

    11 dias atrás

    I’m binge watching through these and they are amazing! So informative, interesting, entertaining and just well made! Chapeau!

  30. kenny hernandez

    kenny hernandez

    11 dias atrás

    Seeing you work on the Firebird really makes me want to start a project of my own. I'm 21 and don't really know much about a car parts but i'm willing to go to school to be a mechanical as a hobby or even as a career. Keep up the good work ! Love your projects and patience for them.

  31. sonparabailar


    12 dias atrás

    I had 2 1991 Caprice 9C1 cars with 305 TBI engines. TBI injectors tick. I just learned to live with the noise. awesome car, though!

  32. Ken Kulig

    Ken Kulig

    13 dias atrás

    I had a '89 Trans Am GTA. Same color and same great factory paint. That little 305 has balls! Nice car.

  33. Adam White

    Adam White

    17 dias atrás

    Sounds like a exhaust leak.

  34. kevin nesbit

    kevin nesbit

    18 dias atrás

    You have a misfire driver side i can see it

  35. Joseph Atnip

    Joseph Atnip

    18 dias atrás

    This girl I know had one back in the mid-90s and high school it was brand new when she got it she had it for about 2 years it was a really pretty car when it was brand new all the dashboard lights were red it was pretty trick for back in the daybut my friend Jimmy was dating her and he was driving her car and splattered it hitting another car almost completely head on of course he walked away without a scratch like normal but she ended up going to the hospital and the car was totaled I don't know the fate of the other driver other than they lived

  36. ARGENTO 14

    ARGENTO 14

    18 dias atrás

    no dejas de hablas un segundo...que hijo de puta loco

  37. Gordon Freakin' Freeman!

    Gordon Freakin' Freeman!

    19 dias atrás

    This has definitely been an interesting and educational adventure! I'm totally hyped for episode 7!

  38. Saul Perez

    Saul Perez

    20 dias atrás

    Definitely so much better than Chris fix I like this channel

  39. Jmatt


    20 dias atrás

    love these videos, out of all the content on youtube, these are the ones I sit and wait for the next one to come out. seriously love the channel

  40. The Mechanic's Quest

    The Mechanic's Quest

    21 dia atrás

    Great channel! You guys are great!

  41. weeping angel gaming

    weeping angel gaming

    21 dia atrás

    I love this car so much

  42. Garrett Collins

    Garrett Collins

    22 dias atrás

    Woah, shoes in this video

  43. 2zelda1trh


    22 dias atrás

    Im really looking for my own firebird, grew up on a street where a neighbor had one and ive loved them since. Looking for a project car that i can make my own though, and possibly something with a little kick! Wish i found this steal

  44. Green Tomato

    Green Tomato

    22 dias atrás

    im ready for the next episode

  45. ISEE YOU


    23 dias atrás

    Need more episodes!

  46. Sebastian G

    Sebastian G

    23 dias atrás

    Watching the one tire spin was pretty funny idk why

  47. Dom Chav

    Dom Chav

    23 dias atrás

    Can someone explain to me, a complete burnout-noob, why the car only did a one tire burnout? Is there not enough power or something else? Also, why did you let the tire hit the paint at 17:02 ? Your cars paintjob may be not perfect, but adding scratches to it still hurts seeing. Love the car and your videos.

    • digitalrailroader


      23 dias atrás

      that is because this firebird is equipped with what is called an "Open Differential" to put it simply, there is nothing to lock the two rear wheels together for traction and all the power travels to the wheel that is slipping the most (also known as following the path of least resistance)

  48. ThighwayPatrol


    24 dias atrás

    You need to add a little power to this bad boy

  49. s10 mafia

    s10 mafia

    24 dias atrás

    Used Moto medic oil treatment run it for about 3 hours and change your oil with full synthetic Valvoline 10w 40 with a K&N Filter and it will shut those lifters up guaranteed

  50. Kim Schwindt

    Kim Schwindt

    24 dias atrás

    i like pontiac put an 350 sm in there!

  51. Rob


    24 dias atrás

    Doing burnouts in a firebird and calling it an Italian tuneup is like adding ketchup to spaghetti-O’s and calling it fine Italian cuisine

    • Fuzzy Dice Projects

      Fuzzy Dice Projects

      22 dias atrás

      Wait, how did you get your hands on my grocery list?

  52. kafooti


    25 dias atrás

    Ugh need to wait another month for an update

  53. TripTheRoad


    25 dias atrás

    Love it, can't wait to see it. Bring it to Mason Dixon dragway this summer!

  54. Lord Edward

    Lord Edward

    25 dias atrás

    Ha! The good old "one tire fire" those were the days.

  55. Паша Киев

    Паша Киев

    25 dias atrás

    WARNING ! Do not drain the oil after using chemicals like DIMEXIDE without gloves . They penetrate through skin . And take the oil with them . Just so you know .

  56. Lon Willis

    Lon Willis

    26 dias atrás

    I fixed an old GM engine using Bestline Engine Treatment work like a champ to clean the lifters.

  57. Tim Bell

    Tim Bell

    26 dias atrás

    Try some atf worked for me



    26 dias atrás

    Rislone oil treatment worked great on the lifters in my 08 Tahoe.

  59. Miguel Saldana

    Miguel Saldana

    26 dias atrás

    More episodes!!!!!!

  60. Gun gun Nugraha

    Gun gun Nugraha

    27 dias atrás

    We want more... 10X... LOL

  61. Midnight Mechanic

    Midnight Mechanic

    27 dias atrás

    I use oil treatment viscosity additive in my mom's Jeep to quiet the valve train, does an excellent job doing so. ZDDP formulated oil treatment on the lifters might help too, giving some zinc insulation between the cam and roller, and the treatment itself being sticky enough to give the cam something to ride on for lubrication. An engine sitting for a long time should be treated just like a rebuilt one, NEVER let it idle, rev it to at least 2,000 rpms for several minutes, oil pressure must be built up and circulating as quickly as possible, and get those rings relubricated and seated again.

  62. ArcadeMachine15 (wescoolya)

    ArcadeMachine15 (wescoolya)

    27 dias atrás

    That's dope! Looking good buddy!

  63. Asention


    27 dias atrás

    Hey man really enjoying the series! What you can try to fix the lifters is to add quart of diesel with the oil and to idle the car for about 10 mins after 10 mins rev up the car couple of times and see if it solves the problem, if it wont, leave it to run for a while longer, after youre done change the oil.

  64. Logan-Musical


    27 dias atrás

    14b motor?

  65. Ethan Shelton

    Ethan Shelton

    27 dias atrás

    Love it. Need more.

  66. Michael Rothstein

    Michael Rothstein

    27 dias atrás

    When and if the radio works Blast some Led Zeppelin to get rid of the noise from the lifters.

  67. The ORCHID

    The ORCHID

    27 dias atrás

    Nice job

  68. Dre Dae

    Dre Dae

    28 dias atrás

    What’s the name of the part you replaced on the side of the block?

  69. FEERB


    28 dias atrás

    Why don't you call ChrisFix to help you with the car?. You both understand a lot about cars...

  70. sirmugman


    28 dias atrás

    after clear out its time to err move the car? yeah exciting huh?

  71. Aaron Belknap

    Aaron Belknap

    28 dias atrás

    I love this car! You should of heard my '00 Yukon with 5.3, piston slap galore! I used synthetic oil and it went away pretty good. The oil is dirty, but synthetic cleans the motor a wee bit, like you said, after a few oil changes, it should be good to go. I used seafoam once a year and had over 220,000 miles on the clock when I got rid of it. Keep them coming, I love the video's and with no annoying music to go along and awesome voice over work.

  72. talltomtube


    29 dias atrás

    Your voice. So nice. Subscribed.

  73. oh damn its that guy

    oh damn its that guy

    29 dias atrás

    I had never done a burn out before but now I feel that I can. :) Thank you.....:)

  74. Jesse Mess

    Jesse Mess

    29 dias atrás

    Am I the only one watching this series and the Pontiac fiero resotoration

  75. Rush Fan 2112

    Rush Fan 2112

    29 dias atrás

    Sorry that firebird sounds weak

  76. Rick James5678

    Rick James5678

    29 dias atrás

    I love that car!

  77. Angie Green

    Angie Green

    29 dias atrás


  78. superdrummergaming


    29 dias atrás

    Project Farm had great luck when he seafoamed the hell out of his ranger a couple years ago. Could always give his method a shot if your ticking doesn't go away after a while.

  79. Fredrick Altenhoff

    Fredrick Altenhoff

    29 dias atrás

    Godamn I love third gen f body’s!

  80. Mark Pikas

    Mark Pikas

    29 dias atrás

    I don't know where you've heard that the 305's are prone to lifter ticking, I've owned a bunch of 3rd gen formula's and TA's and I've never had a lifter tick. Secondly, the roller lifters are less tolerant of misadjustment (as compared to flat tappet with enough additive in the oil) and also make noise faster when misadjusted. That said... I'm pretty sure your noise is not an internal engine noise at all, I'm pretty sure that's an exhaust leak at the manifold. Check carefully with an inspection mirror AND make sure all the manifold bolts are tight- sometimes you'll see it under the ports, usually the middle 2 ports, but it could be any of them and sometimes you won't see anything but you'll find that the bolts are loose. Honestly, the only way to tell for sure is to pull them off and see where the carbon deposits are. If you're convinced you have a sticky lifter you should be able to find it pulling the valve cover and checking basically like you check adjustment (lots of the time that lifter plunger will just drop when you push down on the rocker) and other than taking it out and either taking it apart and cleaning it or just replacing it, the best old school fix is to use a quart of ATF in your oil (it's a thinner lubricating oil with a mess of detergents added to clean deposits).

  81. P Kuudsk

    P Kuudsk

    29 dias atrás

    For comment readers .Always take the security nut off first , not last. and install it last. Do not use a impact gun if you want them to last,use a breaker bar. Doing it this way is less stress on the key tool as the other 4 are holding the rim in place. Every security nut warning/instruction label tells you to do it this way. I cringe every time I see someone use the impact gun on them.

    • P Kuudsk

      P Kuudsk

      29 dias atrás

      +Fuzzy Dice Projects Your welcome

    • Fuzzy Dice Projects

      Fuzzy Dice Projects

      29 dias atrás

      Honestly I hadn't thought about it that way before (very rarely have I worked with security lug nuts) but it does make sense to take it off first and torque it last. And the impact gun doesn't get along with most types of non-standard lug nuts so it didn't surprise me that the security lugs were getting a little deformed. Good tips!

  82. Sergeant Speed

    Sergeant Speed

    29 dias atrás

    You need to switch your plug wires out. At 1:41 you can watch the spark jump to the head. To the right of the intake tube. You're losing significant power right there. It would run quieter if it was running properly.

  83. 1flynlow


    29 dias atrás

    really asking for trouble on tires so old and rotten.

  84. 1flynlow


    29 dias atrás

    the studs sticking out of the front bumper is painful to see. does your state require a front tag?

  85. Robert Marcus Grimshaw

    Robert Marcus Grimshaw

    29 dias atrás

    Could anyone else "smell" the tires when they were watching this. Haha

  86. chandler Campbell

    chandler Campbell

    29 dias atrás

    I subscribed

  87. Carson Dolt

    Carson Dolt

    29 dias atrás

  88. Grumpy OldMan

    Grumpy OldMan

    29 dias atrás

    I think it will quiet down once you get it out on the roads and put some load on the engine right now your just idling it. Another great video keep up the good work mate

  89. Foxtrot Mike Lima

    Foxtrot Mike Lima

    29 dias atrás

    I was really happy with my Nankang NS-2 street tires and decided to get the Ice-1 Activa they make for winter.

  90. GrecoRoman123


    29 dias atrás

    17:27 $230 for 4 new tires? Where do you go to get a new tire for $57.50?

  91. TADionysus


    29 dias atrás

    if you wanna find out if its lifter pop some high octane in it and romp it that kills any ticks from the lifters

  92. Blair S

    Blair S

    Mês atrás


  93. frank rizzo

    frank rizzo

    Mês atrás

    Things dope

  94. Roy ADLG

    Roy ADLG

    Mês atrás

    For the lifters my truck did the same thing I replaced the oil and oil filter to its OEM one but I think if you get a performance one such as k&n itll clear up after a bit of driving mine cleared up in about 50 miles

  95. Gridlock


    Mês atrás

    I love this series. I wish I would have found it when it was all done so i could binge watch them all haha! Great vids!!! Keep it up!

  96. joe guy

    joe guy

    Mês atrás

    did you have sex with it yet?

  97. tyronealfonso


    Mês atrás

    I don’t get this channel. You made a melancholy video about how sentimental you are about firebirds.... now you’re too cheap to buy a can of Seafoam (well proven and certainly worth the extra couple bucks) There’s being smart with your money and then there’s being a cheap ass. You seem to be the latter.

  98. freeyourmind88


    Mês atrás

    Poncho power

  99. F-Body Garage

    F-Body Garage

    Mês atrás

    Hey brotha this is the guy who ran The Welfare Racers and emailed you awhile back. My BR-channel page got taken down for seemingly no reason as I received no warning, message, or reason from BR-channel or google. The page is gone and frankly so is my motivation to make content as soon after my camera (iPhone 7+) developed a motherboard issue that cripples it from recording any sort of audio. I pretty much finished my rebuild of my Junkyard WS6 and couldn’t document any of it. I’m still here to watch your Videos but frankly even it was only 3,300 subs, it took me years to get where I was and I’m not too keen on trying again

  100. The2Coolest2


    Mês atrás

    Leave the muffler alone, don't be an obnoxious donkey and put an annoying one on.

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