Ticking sound - is this normal.... - Club Lexus Forums


Ticking sound - is this normal....

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-14, 09:17 AM   #1
mhora
Driver School Candidate
Thread Starter
 
mhora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: wi
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Ticking sound - is this normal....

So my LS had a fairly loud tick coming from the top end of the engine... valve train im guessing... my question is this normal.. and is tjere anyway to adjust then too get rid of it?

Last edited by RA40; 07-01-14 at 04:53 PM. Reason: descriptive title
mhora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 03:33 PM   #2
sha4000
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (1)
 
sha4000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 4,863
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

The tick is normal but should not be that loud.
sha4000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 05:07 PM   #3
lextout
Lead Lap
 
lextout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: seattle,wa
Posts: 734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Sorry but this is not normal at all for a ls not even on cold start
lextout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 05:10 PM   #4
randal
Lead Lap
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 486
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Some ticking is 'normal' as they age. There is no easy adjustment. You have to shim the clearance.
At a minimum, I would pull the valve cover and just have a look at the cams. Might be be some build up of "crud". Sometimes a thicker oil in summer will help with the ticking especially on high mileage engines.

What year is your LS and how many miles?
randal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-14, 07:38 PM   #5
sha4000
Lexus Champion
iTrader: (1)
 
sha4000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 4,863
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I used to hear that tick when i ran 10w30 briefly and it disappeared when I switched back to 5w. That was many miles ago though. Since I did the cam seals I can hear it again but that's only if I have the hood open.
sha4000 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Engine Ticking at idle...normal? Igor911 GS - 4th Gen (2013-present) 25 12-06-12 11:24 PM
Bad gas mileage and an engine tick DosyBoy GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 2 02-10-12 09:55 PM
Engine ticking sound normal? Tat IS F (2008-2014) 12 12-17-11 11:42 PM
Engine makes ticking noise when cold shellieg ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 22 08-03-10 09:27 PM
engine ticking **annoying** Kaydee Performance & Maintenance 17 02-02-10 11:56 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:54 PM.


Copyright © 2000-2016 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved