Knock/ticking

mattcsn

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Anyone have any ideas on diagnosing this? Was out driving the other day and just randomly started hearing this ticking noise.

I was thinking lifter tick, but not sure and wanted to see if you all had any options before I removed the valve cover. Its definitely driver side.

Thanks for the help.

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mattcsn

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Sounds like an exhaust leak
If it was an exhaust leak where should I check, are there areas that are particularly an issue? Would it show something on the scanmaster on one of the inputs that would hint at a leak?

Thanks!

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Ktbregal

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It does sound like a exhaust leak. Take a long hose and put it on your ear and move the other end around the area. You should pick up where it is coming from.
 
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yuh8tng

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Check for those famous exhaust manifold cracks, double check all vacuum hoses and the scanmaster #’s should point you into a direction if you remember your #’s before it started ticking
 

mattcsn

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I pulled the cover and all looks good. Nothing broken that I can see and all functional.

Now I'm even more confused as I can't pinpoint an exhaust leak either at least at the manifolds

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mattcsn

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Hmm I shot air through the tailpipe to see if I could hear a leak. Found the new egr valve gasket leaking.

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Hmm I shot air through the tailpipe to see if I could hear a leak. Found the new egr valve gasket leaking.

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Was the EGR gasket your ticking noise? Or does the search continue?
 

mattcsn

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Was the EGR gasket your ticking noise? Or does the search continue?
It was a major leak the gasket on it was horrible. I've used some Rtv as that's not the first gasket to leak.

I'll know tomorrow once it dries.

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mattcsn

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If it sounds 1/2 as bad in real life as it does on that video, it should be easy to find with a hose in your ear.
You would think right, but really I couldn't pinpoint it. With the ship vac tho it was pretty obvious how big of a leak the egr gasket was.

I'll know tomorrow and give an update. I'll be super happy if that's all it is. This car is a never ending fix lol.

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mattcsn

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Once you get everything fixed at the same time, it'll be reliable. :)
That's what I'm banking on. I swear every time I take it out it's a 500 dollar ride lol.

Wish I didn't like this car so much.

Fyi just an update it was the egr gasket. I used red RTV and we are back on the road.

Thanks for the replies and exhaust leak ppl were correct! Would of never guest it could make that much noise.

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