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11-21-2015 16:37:17

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4000 ford with 172 4cyl, Has a tick that sounds like a loose tappet but it comes and goes. Set valves twice now but tick still comes and goes. Thanks for any help

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11-23-2015 06:33:45

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 Re: 4000 tick in reply to DGK, 11-21-2015 16:37:17  
presence or absence of a load on the hyds make a difference?

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11-22-2015 09:12:39

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 Re: 4000 tick in reply to DGK, 11-21-2015 16:37:17  
I had a loose sleeve in a 960 once, it would go up an down slightly and make a slight ticking noise but not all the time. I had to pull the head and glue them in.

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11-21-2015 20:11:58

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 Re: 4000 tick in reply to DGK, 11-21-2015 16:37:17  
Sometimes when the rockers get worn they will set down over

the valve and "tick" when they pull off of the valve.

A feeler gauge fits on the flat part, not up in the worn part.

Resurfacing or replacing the rockers cures it.

I'm not saying that's your issue, just an observation.

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11-21-2015 18:02:23

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 Re: 4000 tick in reply to DGK, 11-21-2015 16:37:17  
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I was chasing what I thought was valve adjustment issues on my 172 diesel. I later found out the noise was coming from extremely worn camshaft timing gear teeth. Just food for thought...

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11-23-2015 16:37:19

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 Re: 4000 tick in reply to cyljock, 11-21-2015 18:02:23  
Just finished working on one. Had a tick almost a knock turned out to be the cam retainer had one loose bolt and had cracked by the other bolt. That let the cam gear come up against the ears on the governor. Noise was almost gone when you pushed in the clutch.

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