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2000 olds intrigue ticking noise in engine

As I was driving my intrigue tonight it developed a sudden ticking noise in the engine sounds like its coming from the top. Anyone know anything about this and are there any quick solutions to the problem or am I looking at big $$$$$$??? Thanks!

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  • mzmoss702 Jun 27, 2009

    My uncle put oil in it because it was low, it seems to get a little quieter when not accelerating, louder when revving motor. He thought maybe it was the lifters too....is that expensive to repair? Is it safe to drive until monday when I can get it to the shop? Thanks for your help!

  • mzmoss702 Jun 27, 2009

    I added Marvel Mystery oil or something close to that title last night and ran it for about 20-30 mins with no change in the ticking sound. Should I have done it differently, like ran it for longer or added more than 1 quart???????

  • mzmoss702 Jun 27, 2009

    It ran for like 10 mins straight then he drove it around a block or 2. Stil ticking.....not any quieter. Does it take a few miles for it to help the engine after putting Marvel Magic in it? If so I will drive it some more.....?!

  • mzmoss702 Jun 27, 2009

    ok Thanks for all your help!!!!!!

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Need to check and make sure that there is enough oil in the car. make sure that the right grade of oil is in it. sounds like your hearing your lifters. does that sound go faster or get louder when you rev up motor a little?

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  • BigBirdRicky Jun 27, 2009

    before i would take it to the shop and have someone look at it, i would honestly add something to my motor oil first to see if it will stop the noise. the reason why your lifter(s) are making noise, is probably because it was low for a while on oil, and the heat without oil caused it to make the noise. without taking the vavle cover off and checking the lifter to see if it's actually destroyed, i would go to napa or autozone, somewhere that sells car oil, and ask them if they have something to add into your oil to help lifter noise. you could always to and change your oil, and put a thicker grade oil in. i drove on my bad lifter for around 1-1.5 years. But that was me. hope this helps.

  • BigBirdRicky Jun 27, 2009

    if you have already added something into the oil that is supposed to be for lifters, there probably isn't anything else you can do for it. did you just let it run, or did you actually drive it that long?

  • BigBirdRicky Jun 27, 2009

    One last thing you can do that MIGHT work is to put heavier grade oil in motor. Then drive a couple hundred miles. Don't let the noise scare you like I said I drove mine for about a year with that problem. Just keep oil in the car :) If you don't want to try that, I would recommend you getting it checked out. Thanks

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