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npurdin
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Valve Problems (maybe) confirm?
#1292398 - 08/02/06 11:05 PM

Ok, so I've got a distinctive click on every engine rotation (it seems). Not on every cylinder because that would make a hum.. just on one cylinder I'm thinking. The engine was dangerously low on oil recently, due to a dumbass that doesn't know how to tighten an oil plug. I'm thinking maybe a hydraulic lifter died? Can anyone else confirm this, suggest a test, or tell me what else it might be?

On a sidenote: I'm not equipped or willing to open up this engine. What's it gonna cost to have this valve lifter fixed/replaced? (assuming that's the culprit)

As always... thanks a lot for your help.

whoops.. just realized I said nothing about the engine I have. It's a 98.5 contour sport with a Duratec (v6)

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Edited by npurdin (08/02/06 11:22 PM)

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Tony2005
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Re: Valve Problems (maybe) confirm? new
#1292495 (Re: npurdin) 08/03/06 01:33 AM

Fuel injectors will make ticking sounds too.

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npurdin
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Re: Valve Problems (maybe) confirm? new
#1307960 (Re: Tony2005) 08/28/06 07:26 PM

ok.. so it may be a fuel injector as well then... for some reason that sounds less daunting. Anyway, thanks for the reply. what kind of volume are we talking about for a fuel injector as opposed to a valve not falling all the way?

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Tony2005
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Re: Valve Problems (maybe) confirm? new
#1308249 (Re: npurdin) 08/29/06 01:19 AM

Originally posted by npurdin:
... what kind of volume are we talking about for a fuel injector as opposed to a valve not falling all the way?



Not sure what this means.

Another thing which might give a ticking sound could be a leaky exhaust (manifold or further down along the pipe).

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Re: Valve Problems (maybe) confirm? new
#1308262 (Re: Tony2005) 08/29/06 01:30 AM

Tony, I think he was asking what sort of AUDIBLE volume (how loud) an injector would make, vs. a lifter, etc. Looking for a way to narrow it down based solely on volume, at the moment, it would seem.

if it is a rather succinct, and loud metal on metal TAPPING (loud), then I'd look at bearings, or the like. (You mentioned low oil)

There is a link to an audio clip with a failed (spun) bearing, posted recently. I know Tony2005 can find it. He seems to copy and paste every link ever posted on CEG. He's QUICK.



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Re: Valve Problems (maybe) confirm? new
#1308269 (Re: Ray) 08/29/06 01:33 AM

LOL. Not quick enough.
This thread

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