Engine ticks allot when warm only


Fred Bear fan
12-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Hello everyone. My 1999 cavalier 2200 ticks insanely when its warm so much so its almost embarassing at a drive thru ! But it goes away when the RPMs go up . Any idea where to start? Thank you!

Blue Bowtie
12-17-2014, 04:15 AM
Connect a mechanical gauge and read actual oil pressure when the engine is at full operating temperature. If it is below 10 PSIG the lifters are probably draining and unable to take up the lash of the valve train.

Fred Bear fan
12-17-2014, 04:29 AM
Awesome. Will do and thanks again. I am AMAZED how much BS is out there when looking for a specific answer but I think you nailed it !Thank you and I will post the results once I get to it, Thank you again sir !

Fred Bear fan
02-04-2015, 10:27 AM
Greeetings . I Put in the suggested synthetic oil. No improvements. :frown: Still ticks like hades.Any other suggestions?
I did not do a oil PSI test as I did not have access to the correct lines/guage

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