||08-07-2014 12:13 PM
Just join the infamous engine tick club
Did my second oil change couple days ago at 12k. Same oil and filter like last time(mobil 1 full sythn & motorcraft filter). Yesterday while car was in garage i noticed ticking. Ticking is on and off randomnly while the hvac is off but soon as ac is turn on tick seems to be more frequent. I freaked out and searched online and read hundred of threads. It seems theres thounsands of others out there who has the same tick. Most were dismissed by dealer while few had their part/engine replaced.
Many owners had tick within first 1k miles and engine still runs great but some who are persistent with the dealer later found out to be cylinder scoring, long/short block, tensioner, cam phaser...etc but theres also who had this part replaced but still ticks. It seems the only solution is to replace the entire engine. Then again it still might tick.
Im really getting sick of my car popping up with problems this early in its lifespan. First was the rear axle leak then 2 pinion seal leak, front control arm, passenger rear caliber. Not to mention new noises thats poping up in my car like driver seat squeaks randomly, rear caliber squeak sometimes in reverse, auto shifter squeak. This might be my first and last ford. This is unacceptable and it seems from forums this tick has been around at least 4 years now including the trucks.
I love the car when its problem free but these problems is starting to get to me. I was going to get a roush exhaust this week but im having second thoughts.