Ticking from engine causes insanity - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-26-2003, 02:36   #1 (permalink)
Often has bolts left over
 
barry_v's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Adelaide
Age: 28
Posts: 848
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...

thanks fellas.
__________________
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies
barry_v is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-26-2003, 02:45   #2 (permalink)
96 EF Futura
 
SiX_iN_a_RoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
Age: 30
Posts: 2,494
what do you mean it has play in it? side to side or back and forth?
The chain has to come off to replace that particular guide, might as well do the whole shebang while you are there
__________________
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted

Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
SiX_iN_a_RoW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2003, 02:53   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 153
Yeh my ea makes the same noise..
u sure its not a lifter/tappet?
__________________
Bobby
'88 EA Ghia Factory 5 speed / Blue Interior
wicked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2003, 03:05   #4 (permalink)
Often has bolts left over
 
barry_v's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Adelaide
Age: 28
Posts: 848
six_in_a_row - back and forward along the bolt

wicked - positive its not the tappets.

Does anyone know if the hydrolic chain tensioner oil filter being blocked could effect the timing chain tension and cause this?
__________________
1992 DC LTD 5.0
Duel exhaust, Genie extractors, Ported E7 heads, ported lower HO inlet, 70mm maf, Underdrive Pullies
barry_v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2003, 16:34   #5 (permalink)
-
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Age: 33
Posts: 1,675
i thought the tensioner was spring operated?
galapogos01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2003, 20:30   #6 (permalink)
96 EF Futura
 
SiX_iN_a_RoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
Age: 30
Posts: 2,494
That guide shouldnt have any movement in it at all, try tightening up that bolt, if that doesnt work id say its broken/worn
__________________
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted

Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )
SiX_iN_a_RoW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2003, 00:23   #7 (permalink)
Australian Falcon Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 865
The I6 tensioner is hydraulic - it's got a spring but that's really only to maintain some tension until oil pressure builds.
__________________
IT'LL GO OR IT'LL BLOW!!!
EDFUTURA is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Holdens new V6 EED-250 The Pub 52 08-09-2003 22:07
Ford Introduces New Duratec Sci Engine With Unique ‘smart Charge Injection’ RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 05-14-2003 10:59
SHO stopper: Engine problem in high-performance Taurus angers fans Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 10-23-2002 21:39
A New Boss Born in Australia RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-16-2002 18:12
BA Falcon Engine Reveal RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 09-04-2002 07:27

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:25.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.