Originally Posted by 98vertgt
Hey everyone I just moved up from a 98 gt and I have a few questions regarding my car. The car has pypes long tubes with an o/r x and borla exhaust and brenspeed Detroit rocker cams with a ford racing intake manifold. The car runs perfect and has tons of power but there's a slight tick at idle. It sounds like its coming from the collector down where the header meets the mid pipe and I know some of these cars have ticks that are fine. I'm just making sure my engine isn't running on borrowed time. Also in neutral with the clutch disengaged the transmission makes a rattle noise and I've read a couple TSBs about a separator plate. I'm just looking for any comfort and to see if anyone else has these issues. Thanks!
I would check for any leaks if at all possible, if it is indeed a slight tick it is normal for these. Anything more than a slight tick I would have it looked at. There are some TSB's on the separator plate being changed out but all I did was take the two bottom bolts out and slid .020 washers between it and the rattle was gone. Mine was only at start up when the engine was cold, once at operating temperate it was gone, not sure if this is your case or not. But it only happened to me when accelerating when cold, nothing to do with the clutch.