Lifter noise? -

4.0L V6 Technical Discussions Any questions about engine, transmission, exhaust, tuners/CAI, or gearing can be asked here!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-16-2018, 09:10 PM   #1  
Lewis Favors
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1
Default Lifter noise?

Steady tapping from passenger side valve cover. Increases and decreases with rpm. Sounds like a lifter/ hydraulic tensioner but not certain. Could not find a write up on this . I am unfamiliar with the 6th gen mustangs as i have only ever owned 5th gen. I am a resonably talentented mechanic. Just need to know how difficult the job will be before i tear it down as i need to accomplish the job in a single weekend even if every possible thing goes wrong. (Or if i am way off base and this is a common issue with these models that is as simple as needing an oil change.)
Lewis Favors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 06:56 AM   #2  
GT Nate
2nd Gear Member
GT Nate's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Missouri
Posts: 248

They do sell some lifter "quiet" stuff you can try. Says to put in the crankcase till the next oil change. If noise persists the you probably need to tear into it.
GT Nate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2018, 07:15 AM   #3  
1st Gear Member
ZEN357's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 89

Could be a Cam Phaser.
ZEN357 is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lifter question (failing lifter??) help...! Gun Jam Classic Mustangs (Tech) 9 01-13-2013 07:02 PM
lifter noise DSTANG03 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 6 05-02-2006 05:21 PM
Lifter Noise musting Classic Mustangs (Tech) 2 03-02-2006 10:03 PM
lifter noise lnmech V6 S197 General Discussion 0 01-19-2006 07:23 PM
Lifter Noise Stinger 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 4 03-28-2004 09:06 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 AM.

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.