[s-cars] ticking- should i worry?

Phil Mische pmische at comcast.net
Wed Oct 31 06:20:17 PDT 2007

Just for grins pop the cam cover and have a look at the tops of the valves & 
valve spring retainers.  Years back I had had a ticking sound for a while 
and figured it was time for lifters.  I went to do that job & was shocked 
(shocked) to find that one of the valve keepers had gone missing and it's 
brother was split and ready to do the same - just a rev or few thousand or 
so before that valve was free to move about the inside of the engine...  I 
was amazed it held.

Of course that meant I'd saved so much money & time by not having to rebuild 
the motor I could proceed directly down the slippery slope - turbos 
intercoolers injectors fuel pumps exhaust 7A cam chips yadda yadda yadda 
you've heard all before from a long list of victims - been the ruin, of many 
a poor boy, down in S-car go...  My name is Phil, and it's been a really 
really long time since I've worked on that car.

That said, hopefully you'll just have to add oil to make your ticking sound 
go away.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Floyd Noel" <floyd.noel at gmail.com>
To: <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 2:12 AM
Subject: [s-cars] ticking- should i worry?

> Tried reading the faq's, etc, for info on this, but today after some
> spirited driving, I started hearing a ticking sound at idle. The
> engine still seems to run just fine, so I was hoping for some help.
> R/S
> Floyd Noel
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