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Unread 01-10-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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strange tick-tick-tick?

'93 4.0 is making some ticking (164,000 on it, use Mobil 1 10/30 ) - I'm assuming it is valve noise - what's strange is that it only does it when its cold, and the ticking starts only after it runs for a few minutes, and it only lasts for a couple minutes, then it sounds fine. my question is is this something to be overly concerned with? thank you!

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Unread 01-10-2007, 10:48 AM   #2
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Congrats! You've just come a member of the Cracked Manifold club!

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Unread 01-10-2007, 11:26 AM   #3
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yep, looking at other posts that has to be the prob - thanks for the diagnosis... how soon should I get this replaced, & should I put a stock replacement on or a header (not really looking for increased performance - besides gas mileage -would the header make a big difference? also, who should I buy from (EBay scares me -got burned once :-( \

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Unread 01-10-2007, 11:26 AM   #4
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I don't have a cracked mannifold and mine was doing that too...i ran some seafoam and it cleaned out all teh deposits and now no ticks!
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Unread 01-10-2007, 11:53 AM   #5
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Mine just started clicking I have to fix some other things before I get to it. When I do I will get a good header maybe banks but haven't looked into it much so I can't recommend which one to get . I have A Toyota truck that has been known for cracking manifolds and it has had a header on it since I got it 6 years ago and no problems. I was told a long time ago that a leaking manifold will burn valves. But then someone said that a leaking manifold is not the cause for burning valves. I still think old school and would not put it off to long.

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Unread 03-06-2008, 12:36 PM   #6
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what did you add that seafoam to? i need to get rid of this noise and if that helps i'm going to have to do it.
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Unread 03-06-2008, 01:40 PM   #7
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I picked up a $6 can of Rislone at CKS and dumped er in the crank case. 30s later it stoped and its been quite for a month. Mine tick tick tick was just valve tap from a sticky lifter. Try that first before taring out the exause manifold.
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