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Old 01-28-2007, 05:46 AM   #1
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V6 Mustang Valve Clatter

I have 1996 Mustang with the 3.8 liter. I am having a problem with valve noise. From the valve train area there is a faint rattle all the time and valve ticking after warm up. I also had a problem with low oil pressure. I replaced the pump and the pressure looks O.K. now. I am hoping it is a problem with the lifters.
I suspect it is something more severe but does anyone know if a problem with the lifters could be one cuase of these symptoms?
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Re: V6 Mustang Valve Clatter

it could be fuel related what octane rating are you running?it's very remote from the sounds of it but it still could be it.
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Re: V6 Mustang Valve Clatter

what are you using to check the oil pressure?
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Re: V6 Mustang Valve Clatter

Lifters can cause ticking. so can a small exhaust leak. You could also have a fault PCV valve. Low octane gasoline can also contribute to this. If you live in a place with crappy gas it can be a problem.
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