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Old 01-30-2015, 11:09 AM   #1
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Rod bearing, wrist pin or something else

Ok my motor ticks bad when at idle or cruising at constant speen but when I get on.it and put a load on the motor the sound goes away

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You need to check the oil pressure on that engine Clinton. A couple of guys on here have already confirmed that it seemed your engine was not getting enough oil to the head.
Rod bearing or wrist pin noise is usually described as more of a deep knocking noise rather than a tick.
Since you can't find anything obvious wrong, an oil pressure check with a mechanical guage will give you some insight as to the overall condition of the engine. The only other alternative, in a case like this, would be to start disassembling the engine and carefully inspect it piece by piece until you find the problem.
Fortunately, these engines are a "dime-a-dozen" on the used market, so if you need to swap engines, you should be able to find a good one for a reasonable price.
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^Agreed. As far as having to get a new engine... yeah you'll spend more on new maintenance parts like mounts/water pump/gaskets/spark plugs and any labor than you will on the motor. Ford put them in just about everything for damn near 20 years.
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If you listened to the 1st video it's more than a tic and the second one showed no oil at all in the head.

I have heard horror stories of the timing chain guides breaking up in little pieces and falling in to the oil pan and clogging the oil galleys eventually robbing the crank and connecting rods of oil which will result in rod bearing failure, not saying this is your issue but something is preventing oil from getting to the lash adjusters and cam bearings

I don't know where you guy's are from and i agree there are tens of thousands of 4.6 l Fords out there, but here in PA you just cant find them and if you do they want a $1000.00 to $1,500.00 and that's with 180K on them.
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If you listened to the 1st video it's more than a tic and the second one showed no oil at all in the head.

I have heard horror stories of the timing chain guides breaking up in little pieces and falling in to the oil pan and clogging the oil galleys eventually robbing the crank and connecting rods of oil which will result in rod bearing failure, not saying this is your issue but something is preventing oil from getting to the lash adjusters and cam bearings

I don't know where you guy's are from and i agree there are tens of thousands of 4.6 l Fords out there, but here in PA you just cant find them and if you do they want a $1000.00 to $1,500.00 and that's with 180K on them.
I have a complete, good running 99 Grand Marquis that I will sell for $900.

Sometimes, it may be more cost-effective to find a complete car to scavenge parts from. Once you've taken everything that you need, you can scrap the vehicle and recoup some of the cost.
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Well I just got me a crown vic ill just rip the Block it if that

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I have a complete, good running 99 Grand Marquis that I will sell for $900.

Sometimes, it may be more cost-effective to find a complete car to scavenge parts from. Once you've taken everything that you need, you can scrap the vehicle and recoup some of the cost.
I've done this with parts cars before too. Take the parts you need, part out the rest and sell the shell to a scrapyard. Wound up MAKING money to fix a problem I had with a Taurus SHO and another Mustang that way when it was all said and done.
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