View Full Version : Lifter noise vs. valve noise?

11-19-2007, 02:22 PM
I'm lucky to have had my FJ60 for a really long time, and know what a good running 2F should sound like. (loud sewing maching)

My FJ40 has a loud ticking that's not an exhaust leak and it doesn't sound 'fast' enough to be loud valves - it gets faster with acceleration (moving or not). what does a loud lifter sound like? And how bad is that?


Uncle Ben
11-19-2007, 02:26 PM
Blown manifold gasket? Loose header pipe studs? Cracked exhaust manifold?

11-19-2007, 03:00 PM
it might be a good idea to just try and adjust the valves. Not too difficult and you can't go wrong adjusting your valves. it will eliminate that possibility as well