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A loud ticking noise in the upper end of the engine is probably a bad piston. If you are mechanically inclined you will be able to loosen the head bolts and take a peak at the top of the pistons. If you do take off the head be prepared to replace the gaskets even if the piston(s) is/are not bad. Also, make sure you are running the right spark plug. I have seen cases where people put to deep of a plug and it hits the top of the piston.

In any of these situations you should see a loss of power.

Good luck

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