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Old 01-11-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default No oil in the cam shafts? HELP

So the other day I went and got my oil changed and drove home. The next morning i started the car and noticed a valve tap. I didn't think much of it as it might have been a collapsed lifter or stuck valve. The other day the sound started to get louder and I had the car towed home. Last night I removed the valve cover and found the right side ( drivers side) of the exhaust cam was not getting oil it seems for a very long time. There is no sludge that I can see.

How does the oil flow in this engine?

Has anyone experienced this issue with the 2.2L Ecotec?

What should my next steps be?

It seems I may have to replace the bearing caps on the camshaft and do some extensive repairs.

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PIP4495F: Cylinder Head Tick Noise And Or Damage - Possible Plugged Oil Feed Orifice
I have seen one that the gasket was not plugged the oil galley in the head was
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