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Old 11-05-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Tick when engine is cold

I just recently started hearing a tick when my is cold, and goes away after I drive a bit. Is this common? It sounds like the ignitor tick, only it doesn't do it when the car gets going a bit. I'm going to take it in to get it looked at, and check the oil level. Any thoughts? This is a 2013 gt with 7.000 miles on it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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My car ticks when cold but it has 160000 on it. I'd definitely take it in to get looked at. I've heard of the new ones drinking some oil so maybe its just low. I'd be checking that asap.
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My car ticks when cold but it has 160000 on it. I'd definitely take it in to get looked at. I've heard of the new ones drinking some oil so maybe its just low. I'd be checking that asap.
First thing tomorrow morning I'm getting it checked out.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:46 PM   #4
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I had the same problem

It was half a quart low and If u get on your car the first 1k miles
It will cause that too
Gotta break her in right man
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Vvti dude its normal at idle
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #6
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Mine does the exact same thing 2013 also
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Vvti dude its normal at idle
This isn't normal. Its not just at idle and it speeds up during acceleration but it seems to go away when warm. We will see. I hope your right. The sound doesn't bother me, just worried about bigger issues.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #8
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I checked today after that car was warm and I still hear the tick. It's very faint, but still there. I'm ok with the sound, as Lon as its not a major problem. Cunfusing : /
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I checked today after that car was warm and I still hear the tick. It's very faint, but still there. I'm ok with the sound, as Lon as its not a major problem. Cunfusing : /
Same here man, i was just with Mc Queen and my 13 does it, not his my engine is also louder at idle
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I checked today after that car was warm and I still hear the tick. It's very faint, but still there. I'm ok with the sound, as Lon as its not a major problem. Cunfusing : /
Im not sure on the 5.0,,but the 4.6,,the camshafts are the last to get the oil,,so most will tick a little before warm up,,but if you hear after its warm i would get it looked at..We have a whole fleet of 5.0 f150,,they are under warranty so we dont work on them yet,,we had a few with ticking after it got warm ,,a couple turn out to some lifter issues,,and one had something to do with something on the front cover,,but the dealer fixed them
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What octane are you ticking guys using? There's a guy I roll with, he's got a '13 and was using 89 and had a ticking sound. He's since been through a couple of tanks of 93 and its gone away.
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What octane are you ticking guys using? There's a guy I roll with, he's got a '13 and was using 89 and had a ticking sound. He's since been through a couple of tanks of 93 and its gone away.
+11. I would try running some 92 or better and see if it goes away!..
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I just recently started hearing a tick when my is cold, and goes away after I drive a bit. Is this common? It sounds like the ignitor tick, only it doesn't do it when the car gets going a bit. I'm going to take it in to get it looked at, and check the oil level. Any thoughts? This is a 2013 gt with 7.000 miles on it.
What weight oil are you using? I have seen a lot of post on here about people using heavier or thicker oil than what is recommended. Usually if the tick is from low octane you will not hear it at idle, and at least from my experience. I know low oil or wrong weight oil will cause this when cold. If it continues after it warms up it was could be a bad lifter. Keep us posted I have 5k miles on my 13 GT and haven't heard it yet so I have my figures crossed. I am running 93 octane from shell in it mostly.
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My father in laws mustang was doing that also. He was using regular gas. He switched to 93 and it went away and the car runs smoother.
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What weight oil are you using? I have seen a lot of post on here about people using heavier or thicker oil than what is recommended. Usually if the tick is from low octane you will not hear it at idle, and at least from my experience. I know low oil or wrong weight oil will cause this when cold. If it continues after it warms up it was could be a bad lifter. Keep us posted I have 5k miles on my 13 GT and haven't heard it yet so I have my figures crossed. I am running 93 octane from shell in it mostly.
I believe it started when tje dealer put 5w50 on my car this Friday
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Try the 93 I just put it in mine to see how it did and guess what no tick
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Try the 93 I just put it in mine to see how it did and guess what no tick
Ive been putting 93 since i.boight the car
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Ive been putting 93 since i.boight the car
Me too.
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What weight oil are you using? I have seen a lot of post on here about people using heavier or thicker oil than what is recommended. Usually if the tick is from low octane you will not hear it at idle, and at least from my experience. I know low oil or wrong weight oil will cause this when cold. If it continues after it warms up it was could be a bad lifter. Keep us posted I have 5k miles on my 13 GT and haven't heard it yet so I have my figures crossed. I am running 93 octane from shell in it mostly.
I use 5w30.
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I believe it started when tje dealer put 5w50 on my car this Friday
I thought this car was supposed to only do 5w20 or 5w30? 5w20 is the recommended...

could be wrong.
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I thought this car was supposed to only do 5w20 or 5w30? 5w20 is the recommended...

could be wrong.
No your right thays why im pist but they told me it wont hurt the car
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No your right thays why im pist but they told me it wont hurt the car
It wont hurt it as long as its 5w,,dont want to change the first number..your gas mileage might decrease with the 5w50 though
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Yea that shouldn't matter, exact same motors come in the track pack GT (only difference really is the oiler cooler, but functionally it's exactly the same) and 5w50 is used in them
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #24
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Well guys ive read a lot and seen lots of videos, is anyone experiencing this problem and found a solutuon, im doing another oil change now, i did one friday with ford racing filter and 5w50 synthetic, the one im doing now is 5w20 synthetic with oem filter, ill keep you guys updated but im maaaad worried, it could be bad engine or tsb
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Well guys ive read a lot and seen lots of videos, is anyone experiencing this problem and found a solutuon, im doing another oil change now, i did one friday with ford racing filter and 5w50 synthetic, the one im doing now is 5w20 synthetic with oem filter, ill keep you guys updated but im maaaad worried, it could be bad engine or tsb
I wouldn't worry to much. I really think its a break in thing. I'm not too worried about mine.
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