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Unread 07-30-2010, 10:09 PM   #16
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So pull the intake and exhaust manifold, and inspect for the all too common craked exhaust manifold, which gives a nice ticking sound. If I'm wrong, you're out the cost of a gasket... if not, whatever sanity you started with may return when you replace the exhaust manifold.

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Unread 09-03-2010, 02:56 PM   #17
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I am getting the exact same noise and it just started after I did an oil change. Since it was fine before the oil change I am pointing the finger at the oil filter. I have heard people complain on here that FRAM oil filters can cause this same problem and that is what I put on. I can't wait to get home tonight and change my filter.

This is one of the many similar replies I have read: "I've been told that your oil filter anti-drainback valve sticking could cause this. Fram filters are supposed to be the largest culprits."

I am really keeping my fingers crossed on this one!!!
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