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Old 08-07-2012, 04:58 AM   #841
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2005 ZX4 2.0 Duratec with 172,000 miles.

I am getting a weird ticking sound from the engine. Not sure what it is but it's concerning.

Problems:

Sway bar end links were shot and replaced. Took about 20 mins each.

Passenger inner tie rod replaced. Took about an hour because I had to make the tool to loosen the old one.
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Someone needs to make an aftermarket valve cover for this 2.0 Duratec. Mine is cracked around the spark plug holes. Cannot find a new one anywhere. I haven't tried the dealer yet though.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #842
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2006 SE ZX3
196,xxx miles
owned since 23 miles old
Oil Changes with Royal Purple since 20k old every 8-10k miles

List of replaced parts
All power steering parts, pump, rack, lines 9k (pump ate its self and dealer replaced all componets) 9k
Front wheel bearings 140k
Fuel filter 140k
spark plugs once a year
accy belt 100k
MT oil change 100k
Foam in driver seat back 2 times from dealer
Rear passenger side window from city mower launching a rock thru it while mowing
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #843
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Anyone...

Mine is a 2007 Focus SE with 189,843 miles and counting....still original clutch. I put over 100 mi/day on the car.

Service:
Front two lower control arms
one set of pads and rotors
rear shocks
serpentine belt
plugs at 110,000 mi (didn't need them but...)
Thats it......
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #844
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2005 ZX4 2.0 Duratec with 172,000 miles.

I am getting a weird ticking sound from the engine. Not sure what it is but it's concerning.

Problems:

Sway bar end links were shot and replaced. Took about 20 mins each.

Passenger inner tie rod replaced. Took about an hour because I had to make the tool to loosen the old one.
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Someone needs to make an aftermarket valve cover for this 2.0 Duratec. Mine is cracked around the spark plug holes. Cannot find a new one anywhere. I haven't tried the dealer yet though.

Massive Speed System makes an aftermarket valve cover.

Do you also have a CEL to go along with the ticking?
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:58 PM   #845
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Massive Speed System makes an aftermarket valve cover.

Do you also have a CEL to go along with the ticking?
Thanks for the info on the valve cover. It isn't very attractive but its good to know there is one out there. I am not sure what you mean by CEL. I googled it and by CEL I think you mean check engine light. If that is what you mean then no. There have been no lights to indicate any kind of problem. I do have a video posted on youtube. Seems more like a cylinder 1 or 2 problem or injectors.

Also I know this isn't the thread so thanks for the help.

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Old 08-07-2012, 05:20 PM   #846
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Thanks for the info on the valve cover. It isn't very attractive but its good to know there is one out there. I am not sure what you mean by CEL. I googled it and by CEL I think you mean check engine light. If that is what you mean then no. There have been no lights to indicate any kind of problem. I do have a video posted on youtube. Seems more like a cylinder 1 or 2 problem or injectors.

Also I know this isn't the thread so thanks for the help.
Mine sounds kind of like that, maybe not as loud. From my understanding it's the injectors, and the noise doesn't necessarily mean they are bad, there just isn't a whole lot of sound insulation. At least that's what other people on the forum have told me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #847
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Mine sounds kind of like that, maybe not as loud. From my understanding it's the injectors, and the noise doesn't necessarily mean they are bad, there just isn't a whole lot of sound insulation. At least that's what other people on the forum have told me.
Thanks for the info. I took off the valve cover today and checked everything and re-seated my gaskets on the valve cover. They were leaking a tiny bit in the spark plug chamber. I am going to get the sea foam and injector cleaner this afternoon and see what happens.

I'll make a new video as soon as it's done.

Also, can you link me to a thread that this should go on? I am very new.
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Thanks for the info. I took off the valve cover today and checked everything and re-seated my gaskets on the valve cover. They were leaking a tiny bit in the spark plug chamber. I am going to get the sea foam and injector cleaner this afternoon and see what happens.

I'll make a new video as soon as it's done.

Also, can you link me to a thread that this should go on? I am very new.
I would say this thread is fine. Do you have a mechanic's stethoscope? If not, you should get one. like $4 at harbor freight.

Sounds normal for the most part. If no check engine light (CEL), then its probably just injectors. One thing to be concerned about if there is a chattering coming from the engine is the tumble flaps in the intake manifold (you will get a CEL with this problem). Myself, along with a couple other 100k foci duratecs are having or have had this problem.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:47 PM   #849
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I would say this thread is fine. Do you have a mechanic's stethoscope? If not, you should get one. like $4 at harbor freight.

Sounds normal for the most part. If no check engine light (CEL), then its probably just injectors. One thing to be concerned about if there is a chattering coming from the engine is the tumble flaps in the intake manifold (you will get a CEL with this problem). Myself, along with a couple other 100k foci duratecs are having or have had this problem.
Just got done doing a sea foam treatment. Already quieter. I'll post the video as soon as it's edited.

Also I live in a town with a general store and a couple gas stations. The likeliness of me finding a mechanics stethoscope is slim to none. Thanks though.
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Did you take the sea foam directly into the intake or did you put it in the gas tank?
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