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When i start the car sounds like the lifters are ticking,the sound comes from uper engine part(around head)any solution will be appreciated.

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Check and make sure you have oil in the engine and also check the engine oil pressure if pressure is low you have a bad engine needs rebuilding.

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Engine tick, sounds like a lifter, but it only does it once the engine gets good and warm. it doesn't do it around town. could also be maybe an exhaust leak between the ...


Well without hearing the tick it would be impossible to diagnose over the net. But it sounds like you have a handle on where to look.
While under the hood, exhaust and lifter ticks would sound different. A lifter would be kind of muffled while exhaust being in the open, not muffled.

Exhaust leaks are easier to see than finding one lifter ticking. Exhaust you can look around the manifolds and down pipes for black soot. You can also carefully pass your hand around things and feel for exhaust coming out.

Be sure to look at the manifolds themselves for cracks. If those manifolds have any heat shielding there could be a good place for cracks.

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It sounds like the lifters are still sticking. Change your oil/filter then after 500 miles change it again. Since motor oil has a mild detergents, a couple of changes should hopefully remove any buildup from around the lifters. Do not use "motor flush". Even though your engine is fairly new, it may remove too much buildup and flush it onto your crankshaft bearings. You may try some marvel mystery oil also and I've heard seafoam does a good job, if you can find it. Mine started ticking after using one of the super thick oil additives. I'm still trying to flush that stuff out.

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