340 Ticking Noise

Tech Question


Dave Darke, Cambridge, ON Canada, 1973 Plymouth Barracuda 340

I started up my car for the first time since the winter months and it seems that I now have a ticking sound like a sticking lifter.
Is there something I can do to get rid of this ticking? Is it an exhaustleak possibly?
Thanks, Dave



Lifter noise does not vary with load or throttle angle, an exhaust leakdoes.

Sickly lifters can sometimes be freed up with an additive (Marvel MysteryOil, etc.) A single-cyl exhaust leak, however (broken stud in head, warpedmanifold, etc.) requires actual wrench-twisting.


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