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Old 08-05-2014, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by cb_13 View Post
If you have a 2 valve its not cam phasers. If its only noisy when cold check for broken exhaust manifold studs. Don't worry about only using motorcraft oil. Its just a brand. Use any brand you want as long as it meets the specification for your vehicle.

Thanks for the input cb 13, I'll check the exaust manifold and keep digging around.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:01 AM
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Hello everyone. I read the whole 16 pages of this subject. I got an used 2001 F150 5.4 screw with 160k miles on it. When I test drove it there was no ticking noise. I have the truck now for 2 months and it started doing it but mine does it on cold start. I can hear it coming from the passenger side and it can be hear from the passenger wheel well. the ticking only happens if I put the truck in gear and after I let it sit for about 5-10 mins I can't hear it anymore. It is the same after I drive a few miles the noise is gone. If it is not in gear I can't hear at idle or even if I rev up.

From I have learned my truck is a 2v and doesn't have cam phasers. It almost sounds like an exhaust leak to me. I'm going to remove the passenger side wheel well cover and look better.

I have done the spark plugs, oil change to castrol 5w20 and motorcraft filter, I cleaned the MAF, TB, air intake and IAC. There is no codes or SES light with my scanner.

This is my first post and from all the threads I have read this site seems more friendly and has a lot of more knowledge than the other site I joined. I really love this truck but I already have to save for a tranny in the future and I want to make sure it is not a major issue in the engine since i don't have warranty. The truck is a daily driver.
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Old 08-07-2014, 10:10 PM
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Just picked up an '05 5.4 with about 90K on it. Immediately heard a "tap". I put a quart of Marvel Mystery Oil in it and ran it for about 1/2 hour. Then changed the oil out with full synthetic and 1 Qt of Lucas synthetic oil treatment. Tap stopped but now I can hear a faint "tick". Thought it might be an injector. Seems to be coming off Left side of the motor towards rear...
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