i am getting a noise in the oil pan it sounds like the oil pump would an oil pump make like a ticking type noise or a tapping i had it to a local mechanic and he said thats where he gets the noise with his stethoscope
Not that hard to drop the pan, but the gasket is a metal splash pan 50-75$. If you decide to drop pan use a rigid scraper and try to separate pan from gasket at pan edge not block edge. I have heard of oil pump pick up issues and mine had spun one bearing. I could push on rod ends and check play.