Fordmods Logo

Ticking 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 10 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Ticking
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:25 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 365

Joined: 22nd Nov 2007

Ride: FG MK2 XR6T

Location: Bexley, Sydney
NSW, Australia

My 4ltr has the ticking sound on startup when cold which is practically normal for these cars at this age I know. However what I am noticing now is when the car is at operating temp it intermitantly ticks. Let me try to explain:

I notice this when the car is parked next to a wall(Mcdonalds drive through etc), if I hold the revs at approx 1300rpm there is a accending ticking sound that keeps repeating in 5 second loops. For example it will start of silent as it should be, and over the next 5 seconds it will accend in volume until it then goes silent again. It will do this over and over again.

Does it just sound like a rooted lifter or could it be something else?

 

_________________

Formerly LV XR5 Turbo, AU Fairmont Ghia V8 & EBII Fairmont I6.

Now......
Feb 2012 FG MK2 XR6 Turbo
- Manual
- Luxury Pack

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:20 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 125

Joined: 12th May 2009

Ride: 1993 eb xr6 falcon

Location: beaufort
VIC, Australia

id think it would be your lifters mine does this from time to time fairly normal for the ohc. Just make sure you have the right grade oil in it or if its overdue for a change then change it. I use penrite hpr15 15w-60 stoped alot of my lifter noise. :wink: hope all goes well
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1833

Joined: 3rd May 2007

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: AUII XR6 Uterus

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

is that the 60 weight 'drag' oil ? that shiz is awsome, almost sealed up a cracked oil ring in my ea lol just reminds me of that castrol add with the old foulcan... "5 minutes son.." thats how long it took for my lifters to pump up when i started it haha but they were quiet after that.

i'd just go up one grade of oil not jump to those sort of extremes your likely to upset something. or try a GOOD oil additive such as lucas oil stabiliser. my ea loves it.

also, when the ticking is ranging up n down do your revs hunt up n down ? even if it's not noticable i would say that is it hunting thats why your hearing the intermittant tick. but as far as i've read no1 has a definate solution for the ea hunt. thicker oil mite be a band-aid, but it's an acceptable one.

 

_________________

Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:44 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

HPR15 is 15w or drag and 60 SAE.

Not a heavy oil at all. good for falcons

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:52 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 125

Joined: 12th May 2009

Ride: 1993 eb xr6 falcon

Location: beaufort
VIC, Australia

i swear by that hpr 15 stuff ive tryed so much other oils and none came close. So nice and quiet on startup :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1833

Joined: 3rd May 2007

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: AUII XR6 Uterus

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

nah it was hpr 50 (40/70)

isn't hpr15 15/30 or 40 though ?

 

_________________

Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:36 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 125

Joined: 12th May 2009

Ride: 1993 eb xr6 falcon

Location: beaufort
VIC, Australia

nah the stuff im talking about is penrite hpr15 15w-60 semi synthetic :wink:
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:46 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 29

Posts: 365

Joined: 22nd Nov 2007

Ride: FG MK2 XR6T

Location: Bexley, Sydney
NSW, Australia

Thanks for the replies guys. So just to clarify something, I am using 15-40 at the moment so you suggest 15-50?

 

_________________

Formerly LV XR5 Turbo, AU Fairmont Ghia V8 & EBII Fairmont I6.

Now......
Feb 2012 FG MK2 XR6 Turbo
- Manual
- Luxury Pack

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:05 pm 
Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 2327

Joined: 6th Oct 2005

Ride: 93EB Fairmont / BA Falcon XR6T

Location: Western Sydney
NSW, Australia

15 40 is a bit to thin for older falcons. I might try the HPR 15 in my EB next time i service it. I always thought a 60 oil was too thick. Its got shell helix plus 15 50 now and its ok but maybe time for a change. HPR is good i agree. I use HPR 5 in my BA since i got it but never used in the older car.

 

_________________

93 EB II Fairmon8 with 17' EL GT's / Clear indicators / H.I.Ds / Sports exhaust / Lowered 2' / K&N / XR6 ECU.
2004 BA MKI XR6T in Lightning Strike paint / K&N / XR8 bonnet / BF lights and a few tweaks.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Ticking
Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:11 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 1833

Joined: 3rd May 2007

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: AUII XR6 Uterus

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

yer the penrite is what i use in my ea, just getting confused with numbers as i can't find an old C***.

i use vulvaline semi synthetic in my bf purely coz ford do for warranty vehicles.

 

_________________

Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 10 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:34 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names