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M35 Stagea Ticking Sound

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Anyone have a clue on what it could be?

Just bought the car, didnt tick when i inspected it, started after i got home...

Car has an idle issue, ive changed the spark plugs and rocker cover gaskets so far, soon i'll be changing the two coil packs i tested with the multi that were out of ohm range.

Only thing im thinking is sticky valves/lifters/rockers as the car runs fine regardless of the noise and only ticks at idle or low rpm.

Sounds really bad though, especially when you turn it off, makes a bad clacking sound.

Any help or advice will be much appreciated, thanks.

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Sounds awful. 

Fan hitting the shroud

Bearing gone on one if the pulleys.

Loose timing or cam chain slapping around (pray its not that)

The sound of a damaged hydraulic lifter would be alot faster.

Good luck

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It does sound awful, i am thinking timing or cam chain as you said.

Ive tried to get it looked at a few times though no ones wants to touch a jap import. 

Anyway, i'll see how i go on some others and hope it's not too bad in the engine.

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