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Laoud ticking so the other day I lost oil pressure and this ticking started. the oil pressure is back to normal but the ticking has not gone away, I think its a lifter or something like that. How do i get the ticking to stop? Thanks

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You SHOULD CHECK THE OIL PRESSURE "MANUALY" To be Sure as There is NO Reason it Should Loose Ppresure AT ALL unlell OUT OF OIL,If A Lifter has Colapsed and Can not Pump Back up the ONLY FIX is to Replace it and If you Tear Engine Down that Far You May As Well REPLACE THEM ALL >> TRICK>>> SOAK LIFTERS in Container of OIL 24hours Before You Install them Take them From Container To Engine and KEEP them Wet with OIL.During Install And Disconnect Coil and turn over Engine 20-30 seconds Before Startup AFTER ALL is BACK TOGETHER .

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Yes it is a lifter or a rocker arm, add a can of a chemical called Berryman's chemtool, drive it for a day or so and drain the oil, if that doesn't cure the noise u are going to have to replace the lifter, rocker as nessararyt,

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