03-22-2004, 02:00 PM
Hey what up guys? This past weekend I decided to take a nice cruise on up to South Shore Lake Tahoe. The climb from where I live is a pretty hefty climb. On my way up the mountain I start getting this incredably loud TICKING noise. I pull over and open the hood and the the noise was coming right from (or under I should say) the intake manifold. When I accelerated the ticking increased, and when I let up on the gas the ticking returned to a regular pace at idle. Could this be one of the lifters? I wasn't experiencing any power lose, and before i continued any farther I put a bottle of STP in my oil system. The next day the sound went away. Any ideas? Let me know.