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96 Calais

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excuse me if ive missed other threads regarding this, i know its a common thing, but it's really REALLY starting to TICK me off!!

if i had the money i would rebuild/replace engine to bugger off this annoying as all hell TICK TICK TICK TICK... but I dont so im stuck with the ****ing tick.

i recently did oil change to some quality oil and added lifter tuneup additive, this worked for about 2 weeks before the ticking came back.. as you can tell its really pissing me off

surely, SURELY i can fix this with minimum cost.. i cant live with it any longer, just one of those things which absolutely annoys the hell out of me and i NEED to fix it..

I dont want to sell up considering ive spent quite a few bucks on it lately and turning my radio up is no subtitute
 

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Magnatec an a bottle of Moreys , failing that . Your screwed
 

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how screwed?

is my engine is on its way out? is this ticking a bad thing?
 

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tick tick tick >>> boom your screwed
how screwed?

is my engine is on its way out? is this ticking a bad thing?
sound like shes on her way out......i shame i hope she goes for another 20years
 

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isnt ticking usually just lifters theyre not a hard fix , injectors can also tick
 

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yeh i would imagine its just the lifters but you never know it could be something worse but i doubt it when you say lifter free up fixed it for a while. They are relatively easy to replace but you have to buy intake manifold gaskets as well as the lifters.
 

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lol at people thinking the engine is f***ed, the most common problem is lifters mate. Unless you have like death rattles which i doubt because you said it went away with new oil. It could also be your injectors. It's best if you somehow recorded the sound, either a video or sound file and let us have a listen, lifters are roughly 600 dollars. Mine are really noisy aswell and i do need to replace them but its a lot of money just for the small part. Does the tick get quicker as you go up through the revs?
 

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well i hope not, im broke as it is from replacing the suspension, headers n a few other bits n bobs.. last thing i need is the engine to go, if that happened i would be screwed.. big time :(

ill try some stabilizer, this wouldnt require an oil change would it? (it was changed maybe 6 weeks ago)..

how much would i be looking at to replace lifters?
 

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if your lifters are ticking i highly doubt your engine will go bang it will just be noisy not worth stressing about too much till you can afford to replace them.
 

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to windy outside to get a clear recording, plus.. typically it didnt really tick when i tried just then.. (it doesnt always tick, but more times than not)

when im parked next to a wall its quite a loud tick.. 600bucks to replace without any garentee it will fix the tick.. sounds a bit rough.. whats a new recon engine worth.. cant be that much more surely
 
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