T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Your symtoms happened exactly the way my EF started making the noise. I was driving and then all of a sudden i could hear this tick. Not sure how you can identify which lifter it is. Sounds like it's the same symtom as your car has about the same km's as when mine happened.
Just for the record, i got all my lifters changed and the noise is still there to this day. Though in your case i would not out rule lifters just yet.
Failing changing the lifters, i would hazzard a guess in the timing chain tensioner filter and/or timing chain/guide itself.
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