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Old 09-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #1
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So lately I've been hearing ticking from the engine on the passenger side. It only seems to tick on a cold starts in the mornings, i leave for work at 4am. The ticking stops after driving a few feet down the road. And doesn't tick after sitting in the parking lot in the sun all day when I leave work. I don't think it's the exhaust manifold. What else could it be? And is it something serious?
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U have oil in the motor?
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U have oil in the motor?
Yes. I jst did an oil change this afternoon
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U check spark plugs? Wires? Fuses?

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Exhaust leak?
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So lately I've been hearing ticking from the engine on the passenger side. It only seems to tick on a cold starts in the mornings, i leave for work at 4am. The ticking stops after driving a few feet down the road. And doesn't tick after sitting in the parking lot in the sun all day when I leave work. I don't think it's the exhaust manifold. What else could it be? And is it something serious?
I'm betting it is an exhaust leak in your manifold on the passenger side. It ticks on start up because its a cold start. You can't hear it later because it has heated up and the metal expands to cover the hole more
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U check spark plugs? Wires? Fuses?

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Exhaust leak?
Plugs wire and fuses seem to be in order. I'm not sure about an exhaust leak. Wouldn't an exhaust leak tick entire time car in running
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Plugs wire and fuses seem to be in order. I'm not sure about an exhaust leak. Wouldn't an exhaust leak tick entire time car in running
No. Just on start up, until it heats up for a minute or two
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I'm betting it is an exhaust leak in your manifold on the passenger side. It ticks on start up because its a cold start. You can't hear it later because it has heated up and the metal expands to cover the hole more
You know that makes sense. I did do exhaust work last week. Maybe something got tweaked. What would a solution be? New manifolds? Or is there something else? Maybe get some headers
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You know that makes sense. I did do exhaust work last week. Maybe something got tweaked. What would a solution be? New manifolds? Or is there something else? Maybe get some headers
If one is cracked, I would get you a set of shorty headers. Get a tiny bit more air flow and a replacement. If you want a temporary solution, you could get the hole welded over if its not too big
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Exhuast leak doesn't always tick all the time, remember when somthing is cold it tends to shrink, now when somthing heats up it expands. Therefore when your manifold get hot it expands, when it's cold it goes back to the original fitment leaving a hole somewhere if there is a hole. I hope this makes sense to you
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Exhuast leak doesn't always tick all the time, remember when somthing is cold it tends to shrink, now when somthing heats up it expands. Therefore when your manifold get hot it expands, when it's cold it goes back to the original fitment leaving a hole somewhere if there is a hole. I hope this makes sense to you
It all makes sense. Anyway to fix it? Or take this as a time to get headers?
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It all makes sense. Anyway to fix it? Or take this as a time to get headers?
Weld it for a little while or headers or you can just replace that side. You can get pacesetter headers for 120
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Honestly do it right the first time, get new headers. Get somthing that you will like that will give u some hp and good sound too, that way u only have to do it once

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Replace both at same time.
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Honestly do it right the first time, get new headers. Get somthing that you will like that will give u some hp and good sound too, that way u only have to do it once

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Is it something that should be done right away? I want to get a mach 1 over the winter. And I'm saving every dime possible. Is there a way to find the whole and weld it?
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Is it something that should be done right away? I want to get a mach 1 over the winter. And I'm saving every dime possible. Is there a way to find the whole and weld it?
No its not a huge hurry. It'll just get bigger, make noise, affect your gas mileage and performance a tiny bit. But yeah you can weld it and it'll *should* hold up for the few months you need it to
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No its not a huge hurry. It'll just get bigger, make noise, affect your gas mileage and performance a tiny bit. But yeah you can weld it and it'll *should* hold up for the few months you need it to
Alright perfect. All it's gotta do it last until holloween, then she goes I to storage. How hard is it gonna be to find the hole?
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Alright perfect. All it's gotta do it last until holloween, then she goes I to storage. How hard is it gonna be to find the hole?
Not too hard. A few ways you can do it. Get a mechanic stethoscope or vacuum hose and listen for the tick until you can pinpoint it. Or just feel for air coming out. I suggest you check the flange collector (where it connects to the y pipe) because the ac water drips on it
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Not too hard. A few ways you can do it. Get a mechanic stethoscope or vacuum hose and listen for the tick until you can pinpoint it. Or just feel for air coming out. I suggest you check the flange collector (where it connects to the y pipe) because the ac water drips on it
Doesn't seem to bad. Thanks. I'm gonna give it a try over the weekend
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Doesn't seem to bad. Thanks. I'm gonna give it a try over the weekend
No problem! Just let me know if you have any more questions
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If you did exhaust work recently, go and re-torque any nuts or bolts you played with. Heat and time tend to cause expansion and contraction of exhaust systems. Much like the need to re-torque header bolts after a few hours of driving, any other connection point is subject to the same thermal abuses. Get under the car and tighten everything up again.
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If you did exhaust work recently, go and re-torque any nuts or bolts you played with. Heat and time tend to cause expansion and contraction of exhaust systems. Much like the need to re-torque header bolts after a few hours of driving, any other connection point is subject to the same thermal abuses. Get under the car and tighten everything up again.
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