Thread: Loud Ticking
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #9
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O1GAGT Gettin' there
Looks pretty normal for an engine with your mileage. Also looks like the lower intake gasket was leaking coolant into the oil. I would clean it up the best you can and put it back together. Maybe take the parts to a manual car wash and hose them down to knock the crud off. The rocker arm is fine as it will bolt down on the pedistal.

As for spark plugs, check on I prefer ac delco or NGK plugs.
"The world's best cam combined with a poor set of heads will produce an engine that's a dog. But bolt on a set of great heads even with a poor cam, and that engine will still make great power." ~John Lingenfelter
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