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Old 11-26-2005, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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valve chatter

Hearing a ticking noise that appears to be comming from the left side of the engine. It sounds to me like valve chatter, but i am no mechanic. IT doesnt seem to go away when driving. The oil / spark plugs were recently changed, and i did not hear this noise before then. Any suggestions on what may be going on?

Oil ; Catrol GTX 10w-40
Spark plugs ; Bosch F 7 LDCR

Any suggestions would be appreciated thx.
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check to make sure all the spark plugs are tight, when loose they can make a ticking sound or an exhaust leak type sound. If that doesnt do the trick use a stethescope or a long screwdriver as a listening device to try and narrow down the noise. What weight oil were you running before and what climate do you live in?

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im not sure what weight it was before, it was mobil 1 synthetic. I will checkout the spark plug suggestion, i didnt hear this noise before so thats most likely what it is. I live in Florida. I am really hoping that its just the spark plugs and not something serious.

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