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Old 08-04-10, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 90 Legend...Ticking

Learning as I go...love my Acura!! My 90 Legend has been ticking..sounds like it comes from pass. side. Almost seems to go away at 30mph. I dont even know where to start...any help would be great. I fixed my main relay and got back on the road in no time because of this site...thank you for any help you can give me!
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Welcome to the site.

Well these 2.7 engines have a problem with the valve lifters ticking on cold starts. Describe the ticking better and I'll see if I can narrow it down for you.
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more than likely it's sticking lifters, try using lucas.
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ticking seems to be coming from right side of engine...sound seems to change as it idles(or i have been listening to it for too long) and the ticking gets faster as i accelerate....sometimes as i drive i think the ticking goes away
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Ya, its your lifters. Try adding some Engine Restore. That made the tick in my G1 go away for awhile.
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Engine Restore is the best additive I've ever used. It even cleared up some slight smoking. It doesnt just thicken the oil like the other stuff. Read the can for their claims about filling scratches in the cyl walls. Sounds a little far fetched but the stuff is great. Helps the tick a little, especially when its warm, but the tick is nothin to worry about.
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A buddy of mine told me about seafoam. You pour some into your oil, suck some through a vacuum line and pour some in the gas tank. Putting it in the oil is suppose to help with the lifter tick and after I put it in and ran the car a little i definitely make it quieter. Sucking it through a vacuum line clears up the carbon build up and that is seem by all the smoke that burns off after. Putting it in the gas tank will clean the fuel injectors and acts as an additive in the gas.
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Yeah, nothing to worry about. Does it go away at all after the car warms up?

Mine annoyed me so much that I had mine all replaced. Pricey tho, but sounds new now.
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Yeah, nothing to worry about. Does it go away at all after the car warms up?

Mine annoyed me so much that I had mine all replaced. Pricey tho, but sounds new now.



how much did it cost you to replace the lifters in your ac ???
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how much did it cost you to replace the lifters in your ac ???
$2000 usd!
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May sound odd but I had to replace my valve cover gaskets while doing it I decided to clean off the carbon from the valve covers. Put it back together and the Lifters barely tick anymore. with the windows up I can't hear it. I guess it helped the oil circulation. Sounds odd I know but it worked for me.
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I had a similar problem with my '95. Found it was a vacuum valve inside a cover, that's attached to the firewall, next to the passenger side valve cover. A mechanic friend removed the cover and tapped/twisted the valve housing and the clicking went away. I assume there is some sort of a check valve that was hanging up.
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tick..tick..tick..tick....tick...gonna drive me nuts...did the cleaner, put in lucas...sometimes it ticks, sometimes it doesn't.. as long as it isn't hurting anything...

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Just keeping changing your oil often and using a good filter and it shouldn't get any worse. I would recommend 3K intervals.

If you do this the tick will probably go away after some time.
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Yeah, I dealt with mine for the last couple years... it just got to the point it annoyed me so much I had to get it fixed.... glad I did tho.
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