Ticking Sound Coming From Motor

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I have a 96 1FZ and I’m trying to chase down this ticking sound. Is it anything to be concerned with? No loss of power, I do think I’m due for some new pulleys and belts. As well as an oil change with thicker oil.

Head gasket, head deck, and valve seals were replaced in 2020.

 

JunkCrzr89

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Sounds better than mine
 

effjay80

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Sounds exactly like mine has sounded the last 220,000 miles since 1994 and I was worried something was set wrong at the factory. :)

Joke aside I just changed my power steering pump and really would like to hear what the misplaced gear clicking sounds like.
 
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ColoradoBoy

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Loose valves? If the seals were in fact replaced, I would assume a 'while you're in there' item would have been a valve adjustment. That being said, these motors require more adjustment PM than most vehicles (EDIT: at least on the 3FE). How many miles since that work was done?
 

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Like a sewing machine!

Mine sounds the same. Pretty sure it's normal; just a tractor engine basically.
 

Ozark Bushwalker

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Just for reference, on the 2nd and 3rd slides of the attached post is a clip of a brand new 1fz idling.
 
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Thanks for all the help everyone, seems like I'm just paranoid coming from the BMW world. Where you're always worried about a spun bearing or an issue with VANOS.
 
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Dude, fix this. It's driving me crazy from all the way over here.
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Maybe fix your noise, too!
 

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