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Old 08-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I've had a problem with my 2000 sixer ticking. I've changed the plugs, plug wires, oil and oil filter. But its still doing it. Its not doing on start up onve it warms up then it starts. And when you get on the gas. I know I've post about this before but what should I eeplace or check next. I'm hoping its the left header. I charged the AC about a mknth agi and it was ice cold and now its just blowing air around and its not cool. The car started ticking around that time now that i thank about it. If its the header what's the best way to remove it and check it out.
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Put some thick *** oil in it and sell it lol, sounds like valves to me
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If you can sell it immediately then do it. Or you're gonna have a messed up motor
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I'm to that point of selling it. I love my mustang but this is getting old. The guy we got it from brunt us on it. I've got 3000 in to it form replacing part and what I paid for it. And would hate to loss money on it. But my wife wanted a mustang got her one and she didn't like it so now its mine. I don't know what I sould ask for it. I mean what been done to it is jvc head unit, full tune up this weekend, new breaks, erg unit, erg sensor, new throw out barron, new kicker speakers in doors and trunk, and power steering pump and hoses. Its a nice car just ticks and drives me crazy. Its a 5 speed with 180xxx on it what should I ask out of it.
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Thick oil will hide the ticking and you can get your money's worth
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:54 AM   #6
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I can't do that to someone else ill dosclose the tick in the ad and cut my losses with it. My wifes car is fixed so its not our daily drive now so ill get what I can and move on to the next porject. Is there a chance it could be a rocker arm lose.
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I can't do that to someone else ill dosclose the tick in the ad and cut my losses with it. My wifes car is fixed so its not our daily drive now so ill get what I can and move on to the next porject. Is there a chance it could be a rocker arm lose.
Could be.. In reality you could open it up and take a look.. Fairly simple honestly.. Or try some stop tick oil additive..
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I had a 72 chevy C10 that a rocker worked lose and ticked and I tighted it back down snd it stoped. I've cheacked the driver side and they was fin no free play in them. I might say f*** it and throw a 351 in it and can you day dragcar lol. Wlnder if the trans would bolt up to a 351 or a 302.
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Put a vacuum hose in your ear and the other side strategically place on and around the engine to pin point where the sound is coming from.
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I have also had a ticking problem in my 2000v6. Some one mentioned to me that it could be my lifters. Ticking seems to get worse when engine gets warm
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If it is the lifters listen to sixpack and get stop tick oil additive
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Thanks guys if it is the lifters how labor intensive and expensive are they to replace.
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Here's some prices for each lifter. Don't know how much it would cost to install them, call around and ask a shop maybe
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Use Lucas oil additive first. Always go with the easiest fix first. After you remove the lifter and pushrod you will need to put each cylinder top dead center. Rocker arms have different specifications to torque so the rest can be followed in a Chilton. This is a 6 on challenge level because this can cause total engine failure if a mistake is made. I am not trying to scare you away. To be just, I do not know your mechanical experience.
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Have you ruled out that it's the header?
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Use Lucas oil additive first. Always go with the easiest fix first. After you remove the lifter and pushrod you will need to put each cylinder top dead center. Rocker arms have different specifications to torque so the rest can be followed in a Chilton. This is a 6 on challenge level because this can cause total engine failure if a mistake is made. I am not trying to scare you away. To be just, I do not know your mechanical experience.
After reading total engine failure I would just sell it lol,
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Jc. Check your passenger side manifold. It is probably cracked at the collector.
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I planned on it this weekend some time. What's the best way to remove the manifold.?
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Undo the manifold from the exhaust, ten undo the bolts that bolt it on to the block. Once it's loose, get under the car and try to wiggle it out
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I planned on it this weekend some time. What's the best way to remove the manifold.?
Just reach down and feel for air with the car running. Do not touch the manifold or anything, just feel for air around it.
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I'll check it this weekend got some other stuff to do to it has well. I really hope its a manifold and not something else then I can get after market headers lol.
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Well I went and got some Lucas Oil additive and put in it last nite. Its still doing it so I'm pretty sure its the header. It didn't get any quieter or anything. I'm still going to check and see if I can confrom its the header before I get my hopes up thatsall it is.
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