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Post by 1990240Hatch on Mon May 04, 2009 9:32 pm

Two weeks ago, 4/24, my mom picked me up from the county club where I caddy and my car was making a weird ticking sound. I drive it down the road only in 2nd because the speed limit was 20. But when I got to Western, I turned right and ran it though first, about 3500 rpms, and shifted to second and the ticking stopped. But on Saturday me and my mom went to the store, and it was running just fine, but when we get back out and I start it up, it starts ticking again. So today I pulled it in the back and took off the valve cover and noticed that I could move one of the lifers. Is there anything I can do that wouldnt take too much money? I get my license in a week and I would like to drive it but dont want to mess up the motor. Any help is greatly appreciated, and sorry for the story.
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Re: Lifter tick

Post by jayys on Mon May 04, 2009 9:54 pm

lucas oil Additive .
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Post by Kane on Mon May 04, 2009 10:51 pm

its a KA
just add like 20w50 and be happy.

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Post by lilskyline240 on Tue May 05, 2009 12:51 am

you sure its a lifter tick? not the top timing chain guide coming loose and hitting the chain? its a very common problem that sounds like valve ticking
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Post by Kori on Tue May 05, 2009 1:16 am

did you check your oil?

Simple. But over looked.. My KA leaks oil from the valve cover (no need to explain the issue) but my oil light doesnt work so when it's low it'll start a unpatterned ticking. Go check oil, and it'll be right below the minimum line, add oil and tick disappears.

If its low oil i suggest searching for the leak or to why its burning/losing oil instead of my solution in if it dies, well that means buy rb faster lol.. That way you dont have to worry about low oil between changes.
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Post by 1990240Hatch on Fri May 08, 2009 5:53 pm

lilskyline240 wrote:you sure its a lifter tick? not the top timing chain guide coming loose and hitting the chain? its a very common problem that sounds like valve ticking

yes im sure its a lifter tick. I took the valve cover off and the back lifter you can move and all the others are solid.

I know its not the timing chain guide becasuse i replaced it before I dropped it in. its explained in what i just said.
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Post by 1990240Hatch on Fri May 08, 2009 5:56 pm

Kori wrote:did you check your oil?

Simple. But over looked.. My KA leaks oil from the valve cover (no need to explain the issue) but my oil light doesnt work so when it's low it'll start a unpatterned ticking. Go check oil, and it'll be right below the minimum line, add oil and tick disappears.

If its low oil i suggest searching for the leak or to why its burning/losing oil instead of my solution in if it dies, well that means buy rb faster lol.. That way you dont have to worry about low oil between changes.

My oil was just below the full line when it first happened, but it stopped and then just started again. I changed my oil and put some 4cyl restore in it, and it quieted down a little bit, but still makes it sound like crap. But monday I get my license, and tuesday is half off day at the junkyard, and there is a 240 out there that is like mine, so ill snatch the rims off of it and a lifter.
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Re: Lifter tick

Post by undesiredshoe on Fri May 08, 2009 10:38 pm

Its your hydraulic lifters...the one that is ticking is probably dirty or clogged. My car does the same thing when its cold but once it warms up, the lifters fill up and the noise goes away....i should fix it soon. Note this would only happen on a sohc, hence me, you, and kori.

It would help if you used a thinner oil...5w30....I use 15w40 and it ticks like crazy when its cold but after a minute or two of driving, the ticking goes away. That didnt happen when i used 5w30.

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Post by Kori on Sat May 09, 2009 2:37 pm

i use 5W30 lol..
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Post by undesiredshoe on Sat May 09, 2009 6:23 pm

Kori wrote:i use 5W30 lol..

Then your lickers are stuck...

http://www.nicoclub.com/articles.php?id=215864

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Post by Kori on Sat May 09, 2009 6:25 pm

oh my tick went away lol.. it was low oil in it.

not that it matters because im getting new motor Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by 1990240Hatch on Sat May 09, 2009 7:56 pm

Kori wrote:oh my tick went away lol.. it was low oil in it.

not that it matters because im getting new motor Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Ive driven my car once since I changed the oil, and when I drove it yesterday it wasnt as loud, Monday I get my license so hopefully this wont affecting the drivability of the car.
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Post by Kori on Sat May 09, 2009 8:33 pm

lol any noise that shouldnt be there affects the driveability of a car, even if you cant notice anything besides a noise... eventually there will be one BIG noise and it'll be something serious.. so you should figure out what it is.
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Post by 1990240Hatch on Fri May 15, 2009 9:40 pm

Kori wrote:lol any noise that shouldnt be there affects the driveability of a car, even if you cant notice anything besides a noise... eventually there will be one BIG noise and it'll be something serious.. so you should figure out what it is.
Well I got my license tuesday, and when I was driving back from the junkyard it just stopped ticking. I have extra rockers if it starts knocking again.
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