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#1617589 - 11/19/08 02:19 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: Panther71]
b1kfd Offline
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Registered: 10/16/08
Posts: 3590
Loc: Mississippi
Mine does exactly the same thing. Right now it's just annoying. I'm sure that after a while it will get aggravating, and I will
have to fix it.

2001 p71 former Jefferson County, Mo Sherriff Deputy's car, 2005 Ford Freestyle (wife's car) 1992 pos Nissan pickup, 1989 Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja.

#1617590 - 11/19/08 02:20 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: Spook]
Mileaway Offline
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Registered: 10/06/05
Posts: 16831
Loc: Sacto. Calif.
That rattle sound or whatever it really is...yep-I know that sound.mine does it somewaht at startupwhen cold. Might be tensioners/timing chain. I'll worry about it in a few years when I approach 200 thousand on the odometer. Car is tough.

The sound will be most evident in a carport or garage due to the sound bouncing off the walls. Can't really hear it out in the open. It's probably ok. Could very well be a slight exhaust leak. Keep it in mind. Expansion and contraction-just like said above^^ Maybe.
2000 P71 Interceptor orig. equip.near mint parchment int.& carpet 155,000 mi. 3.55 rear .

#1617886 - 11/19/08 08:33 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: Mileaway]
Panther71 Offline

Registered: 11/06/08
Posts: 282
The 5W - 30 at Walmart your talking about is a Blend. It will work fine but I personally like the fully synthetic. The fully Synthetic will give you about as much protection as you can get, especially on cold start up where most of the wear and tear on your engine takes place. The other option is to use conventional oil with a Lucas Oil additive or the like but by the time you buy the oil and additive, it cost about the same as Synthetic.
2000 P71 Former Ridgecrest,CA PD Captains Unit -- 125K -- P71 Pic in link below...

#1618619 - 11/20/08 04:55 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: Panther71]
Spook Offline

Registered: 07/04/08
Posts: 221
Loc: Missouri
Thanks all. I took it to the exhaust shop where I got the Flowmasters on and he did weld a small part of a heat shield back but it wasn't it.

Guys, today it was sort of louder. Could it be a piston?

I can really hear it when I'm sitting in the car and rev it up. That's where it is the loudest. Then, when I open the hood and use the engine throttle, it's not as noticeable.

This may be part of the problem as well. Sometimes when I sit in the car at idle, the car vibrates for a split second, goes away and them comes back. Like a cycle. It does it within 2 seconds. Could one of my spark plugs be out or something? Maybe need new ones?

I think I may just take it to Ford and get it tuned up. Maybe they can tell me what it is.

I really do appreciate all the feed back guys.


#1618633 - 11/20/08 05:09 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: Spook]
Big_Bad_Joe Offline


Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 8468
Loc: Rochester NY
5-30 oil is fine.. the argument about synthetic and conventional oils goes on endlessly on here .. its make me laugh constantly

just use a decent motorcraft or wix filter.... pure one is fine... change your oil at 3K or so with conventional and 5-7K on syn and you should be fine....

it is hard to imagine your sound... but if it is more noticeable in the car when you rev it that would sound like an exhaust leak... you said they put flowmasters on... i would say they need to check again..

did you hear this noise before they did that or after?

always start with the obvious first

heavy weight oils in high mileage motors is OLD SCHOOL... auto zone, advance, pep boys the whole retail chain will employ anyone so just ignore them unless you know the guy... overhead cam motors in general have major issues with heavy oils.. but speaking for the mod motor crowd its totally bogus in your climate... no reason to do it....

your car doesnt burn much oil i bet... these motos last a long time ...
2006 LX with HPPBlue, Light Camel Interior,Magnaflow Exhaust,PI Zip Tube
Underdrives from
Pioneer AVIC X930BT Nav system, JL xD400/4amp, JL Speakers, Audiovox backup camera
Given to DG in Ohio

2013 Ford Expedition Limited EL, Pearl White

2000 HPP RESURECTION RIP 8/17/2012 died in Dayton OH

#1618646 - 11/20/08 05:30 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: Big_Bad_Joe]
P71CVMAN Offline
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Registered: 07/09/07
Posts: 4840
Loc: wIScONSiN
What about Fram oil filters Joe?
Need new ride!!! Old ride: '01 Vomit Comet w/128K miles!
Best 1/4 mile pass: 14.774 @ 94.09 w/2.256 60' time!

Exhaust/dragstrip videos

#1618731 - 11/20/08 07:06 PM Re: Lifters ticking. [Re: P71CVMAN]
Spook Offline

Registered: 07/04/08
Posts: 221
Loc: Missouri
I heard the sound before the exhaust work. So, I don't think that's it. It sounds like it's mid motor to bottom. Car doesn't burn anything. Good sign.

I just need to take it in. I'm beating this thread to death!!


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