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on cool mornings when I start my car up, you hear a ticking noise from the engine for about half a second. What the heck is this and is it normal or somthing that needs attention?
It's always done it since ive had the car, and otherwise the engine runs like butter, so i hope this is normal. thanks in advance for your help.
 

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Re: Tick Tick Tick Tick!!!!! (ColinSutra)

alot of us have that, its lifter tick because the system hasnt pumped up oil to the head and built up oil pressure. I have the same problem, as long as its for a split second its ok, its when it does it all the time that its a problem
 

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Re: Tick Tick Tick Tick!!!!! (83Rabbit)

Nothing to worry about. Hydraulic lifters need oil pressure to build up to run quiet. That takes about half a second or even longer.
If it really bothers you too much, switch to 10W-30 motor oil and it will be better -- if you are using oil with lower viscosity.
In any case, it will not cause any damage.
 
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