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Old 07-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #1
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help, weird clicking sound.

I have bought a 1989 mustang gt convert not to long ago(runs strong), but I have a weird almost like exhaust leak sound but I'm not sure if it's that. It also sounds like its coming from my intake manifold or throttle body. Any help would be appreciated. I'll try to get a video up soon.
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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Yea never mind the video...I almost blew my ears out when I tried to listen to the video I made!!!(on my htc lol).
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #3
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and also its not a very loud noise it's very quiet very faint it's almost like its not even there you can only hear it when the car is at idle or very low rpm's,and I don't think it's affecting performance at all I have until the difference in power loss or anything
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Does it by chance have a performance engine? I put a performance 302 in my f150 and it just has noisy valves that I thought was an exhaust leak. If its high mileage it may have a case of piston slap or even an arcing spark plug...hard to know without hearing it
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Yea it is high mileage....almost 200,000 lol, I'll change my plugs this weekend.
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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It sounds like your headers are leaking. I had the same problem and changed the headers and the noise went away. I have 155,000 miles on my motor and I am happy now
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I am leaning towards what Jeff44 said about ur headers. Mine is a 91 GT. Ticked and for the life of me I could not find the problem. It has aftermarket headers and that sound nearly drove me ape sh**!. Trust me, if u buy gaskets....go on and send the extra money on a set of Mr. Gasket copper gaskets. The paper gaskets blow out
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:10 PM   #8
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The Mac shorty headers that I bought came with the copper gaskets and the set was reasonable. I think I paid $189.00.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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Lol found the clicking sound.

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Old 07-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #10
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Header bolt backed out
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #11
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Well I tightened the bolts back up and the clicking is still there...
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Yeah because the gasket is likely shot from all the hot gases blowing past it. Stock headers are complete pieces of **** anyway and I HIGHLY recommend you get new ones. Just get the FRPP ones btw, don't dick around with aftermarket stuff when you fox guys still have access to the FRPPs.
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What do you mean FRPP?? So don't go with bbk shorty equal length into h pipe?
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FRPP is ford racing performance parts. They are good and the price is good.
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What do you mean FRPP?? So don't go with bbk shorty equal length into h pipe?
No don't make yourself miserable with equal lengths. Get the ford racing stainless ones or stainless ceramic if you can find them.
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Had same ticking , replaced gaskets (mac shorties) .. Still ticking
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Same

My 91 GT is also doing the same thing, noticed it in traffic the other day. I will be doing header gaskets here soon. If it's not header noise, maybe a leaky vaccum line?
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I'm beginning to think It's my PCE valve.
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Its very likely the header gaskets if its a ticking noise like that. Have you checked where the collectors mate to the H pipe? Is the exhaust totally stock?
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Yea I'm just running no mufflers....but I don't think it's an exhaust leak, its might be the fuel injection ticking...or the PCE valve ticking. they tick after they go bad?
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You mean the PCV? No that doesn't tick... Might be a sticky lifter, does it increase with the RPM at idle? I mean an exhaust leak would too but a valve tick is pretty distinct.
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More than likely still ur headers/gaskets. If the sou d escapes past ur copper gaskets I can tell u if it has happened once it will happen again. It drove me nuts. A lifter tick is very distinct and quite loud. A leaky header gasket is a simple tick that will actually make u think its coming from under your valve covers. I say if u eont wanna buy new headers at least go ahead and get u some new copper gaskets. Use the copper silicone gasket spray as well. Works amazingly and I can almost bet u thats what ur 'tick' is
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #23
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Yes

---------- Post added at 03:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:23 PM ----------

Yes PCV. Sorry stupid htc. But I agree I want new headers but also want to do my whole exhaust at once...so correct me if I'm Wronge, if I buy new headers it doesn't come with hardware right? I must use the old.
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Yes almost all brand new headers comes with the hardware but, I would call and confirm before you order. The Mac Shorties that I have came with the hardware are the copper gaskets. Also, with the PCV valve, some say it is easy to change out but I had a bit of difficulty. I had to remove the upper intake manifold to get to it. I found it a lot easier that way. Just make sure you order a gasket for that too if you decide to remove it
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Yup. My MAC shortys and longtubes both came with copper gaskets. Copper is the way to go. Expands as it heats so it fills the gaps. I had a little puff on my longtubes an ya I agree its annoying as hell. I had to buy a specific set of wrenches to get at the bolts and tighten them properly but since then, no leaks.

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I like the MAC headers too. No fitment issues on either.
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What about bbk shorty headers?
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Buddy used BBk good stuff he says.
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What about bbk shorty headers?
They're good but if you have a fox and you are getting shorties, there is literally one option that stands WAY out from all the rest and that is the Ford Racing stainless ones. I had a set of the stainless ceramic ones for my 95 and after 7 years I pulled them off for longtubes and they looked practically new. I DD'd that car for awhile too. Fit was perfect, no warping, no issues whatsoever and quality was amazing.
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I want to get either bbk shorties or MAC shorties that flow into an o/r h pipe
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Ok... any set of shorties will mate up to either an O/R pipe or catted pipe... and again, you are not making the best decision in the world to not get the stainless headers. Been there and done that, had headers rust out on me because I cheaped out and didn't get stainless or have non-stainless ones blasted/coated.

These.

And these are the best shorties available for a fox.

The regular stainless will honestly be fine and disregard the GT-40P thing, they work with ALL heads including the Ps which are the most difficult ones to fit.
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Ok I'm confused, why gt-40p heads?..I thought the bbk ceramic and Mac chrome shortie headers won't rust? And also whats the difference between unequal length and equal, besides each tube being the same measurement?
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Ok I'm confused, why gt-40p heads?..I thought the bbk ceramic and Mac chrome shortie headers won't rust? And also whats the difference between unequal length and equal, besides each tube being the same measurement?
Equal length are a PITA to work with. You have all these tubes snaked together, good luck doing a tune up.
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That's why I use longtubes.

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And the GT-40p heads are way better than stock. Do some research. And cough it up for the GT-40 headers. Lol
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Again, those arent only for gt40p heads... they fit all 302 heads. And Mac and bbk can rust as the ceramic coating from the factory is not a high quality one at all.
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New leak coming from header area on passenger side of engine
Sounds like a choo choo train on idle ..
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