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07 Jetta arcing/ticking sound!

I have a 07 wolfsburg and for the longest time I have had a arcing/ticking sound coming from the head area. I was thinking it could be a bad valve but the car isnt that old really. My friend said it could be I'm not firing on all 5 cylinders, that I might just be firing on 4 cylinders, but I dont know what to do. I know my fair share about cars, but with the direct fire engine I dont know what this sound is . Can anybody help please?!

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If its arcing run it in the dark you will find it

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