Often has bolts left over
Join Date: May 2003
Ticking from engine causes insanity
I finally traced the damn ticking noise coming from under my EA II's rocker cover today. the timing chain plastic chain guide (on the intake manifold side) appears chewed and has a bit of play in it. checking the noise location with a stethoscope confirmed that the noise is coming from this location. I know that replacing the timing chain and the guide would fix this, but is there an easier fix? Is this a common problem? the ticking noise only starts after about 4 minutes from a cold start. the ticking is driving me nuts! would re-tensioning the timing chain help? im not sure and its a bit of work to do it...
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies