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Old 08-20-2009, 12:46 AM
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one thing you could try is lucas oil additive its a white bottle that says tough enough for semis and light enough for imports .. stuff works real good but if it is excessive i would pull those valve covers off to make sure non of those springs are broken because i have ran into this before... does it run rough at all ? like the rpm's while idling flexing up and down?
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also what weight oil did you use on your oil change?
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If its that bad have your valves adjusted. But if its really loud then you have major issues because they are sticking because they are really out of adjustment(to tight or loose) and you would have to have them replaced. I've seen it when someone goes from conv oil to syn back to conv oil.
adjust the valves on a late model ram thats news to me can you say hydraulic roller cam
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adjust the valves on a late model ram thats news to me can you say hydraulic roller cam
Yep that was gonna be my response.......... LOL

Also it isn't the valves that are ticking it is the ERG valve you hear cycling. The tube running from the EGR to the throttle body is made of steel the tick has been eliminated in the past by removing that tube and replacing it with a rubber line, not too sure on the details of this. I just ignore it, it causes no harm and is just a nussance.
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Well, I hope both of you are done with this. This went from a simple query about a common annoyance to two idiots having a childish fight on what is otherwise a VERY friendly forum.

Jay, I'm glad to see a nice import car that goes fast and probably still sounds like a lawnmower, remember you're on a MOPAR forum here; and johnny's right, sort of. To adjust the valve height on the HEMIs, you need to replace the valve entierly (and put in longer/shorter if you can find them) or raise the valve by shimming the valve at the beehive as you can't adjust the height from the hydraulic rollers: especially the ones with the dual internal springs and oil-engaged MDS. You could try replacing the camshaft as well since that would change your valve cycle and could change the overall seating to the cylinder head which could possibly stop any valve ticking. but if you weren't getting proper valve seating you'd have more indicators that an annoying tick.

I'm gonna look into the EGR valve hose thing since I haven't heard of this before but sounds plausible.
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thanks all for input
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WOW you can copy and paste pretty good Now explain how to adjust the valves for us ...........LMAO
yea lets here how to adjust those valves on a roller hyd.cam copy and paste that or throw in the towel
oyea i been a auto tect long enough to know (28yrs/ 100's of projects) u can't adjust those hyd valves..and for your little humda (honda) i see a 89 conquest TSI suckin that buddy club front bumper cover clean off..its eat those hondas for alot of yrs ..and all of them got what they ask for THERE ass handed to them...
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And while I'm at it, any Hemi owners hear a knock during warm-up? (I'll likely post this in a new thread but....)
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OK guys, chiming in here....I had said before replying to another question about engine codes or something, my truck also had the annoying "Tick". Not long ago, truck was running a little strange at idle and at low RPMs. Truck would actually "surge" so to speak. Anyway eventually got an engine light (which normally would go away after truck being off for some time or by adding fresh fuel, go figure) Anyway, truck was running strange and engine light wouldnt go off this time....Took it down to auto parts house to run code tester on it...Code was P0406 or something like that, anyway had to do with egr return being to rich(or something of that nature, cant remember exactly) Decided, hell, EGR vlve is round 70 dollars or so from dodge, so why not replace it. Got a local mechanic in the town where I work (buisness slow for him, figured Id give him a bit of work) Asked him to replace the EGR for me and check the plugs (read somewhere that the code I ws receiving might be due to bad plugs indirectly) Well the mechanic advised me that he had worked on several of these engines and said that many times it was the return tube going back to the intake from the EGR that caused alot of codes, and not so much the EGR itself. Well, being I had the part already, I told him just swap it anyway, clean the tube he was referring to, and check the plugs. The result.....Plugs were fine, Changing the valve and cleaning the tube was an instant fix, like night & day...No more engine light, no more "surges". Happy as a lark now after feeling the new found power and throttle response, never bothered to notice the best thing about it all......NO MORE TICK!!! I don know if this is a fix it all problem for the Hemis, but in my case it worked
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Well Hell! I started reading the thread and Jay was deleting all of his posts while I was reading. While that type of stuff is not wanted, I did get a laugh out of it. I'm just sorry I didn't get to abyss it before he ruined it!

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