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Ticking sound from engine

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Old 02-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Ticking sound from engine

Was out today for a drive and started hearing a ticking sound under the hood. After a while of driving around the noise got even louder. Weened it home and popped the hood while engine was still running and it sounds like the ticking sound is coming from the head. Is this a bad lifter? Is there any way I can tell without pulling the valve cover? Could sure use some help here.
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A exhaust leak around the header gasket will cause a ticking noise.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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could be an exhaust leak, make sure a header gasket isn't blown

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