5.0 "engine tick"

Discussion in '2010 - 2014 Specific Tech' started by BLKsteeda, Feb 14, 2011.


  1. Coyote5.0

    Coyote5.0 Active Member

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    I remember reading about this back in 2011, but haven't heard so much about it recently. Something about some kind of additive in the oil during break-in, and most of the people who had the issue got it when they changed oil early the first time. Most had it go away once it got more broken in.

    I've never heard this on my 2011 5.0.
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    Just add exhaust. Problem fixed.
  3. FordCustSrvc

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    Welcome to the forum, vreference! My name is Deysha with Ford Service. You should have your dealer check it out as soon as possible. I’d also like to get it escalated to the customer service manager for your area so we can help. Please, PM me with your dealer, mileage, VIN, full name, and best daytime number.


    Deysha
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    Could it be leaky exhaust manifold gaskets? or more likely at the flange of the manifold where it bolts to the h-pipe? When I replaced my 06's manifolds with BBK shorty headers, the stock h-pipe didn't mount very well and wasn't quite sealed, and I got that tick that I would've swore was the valve train if I didn't know it was the headers. BTW, I've heard the lifter tick before on other engines so I know what it sounds like, but the manifold tick was just like it.
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    I've also heard this tick. I have about 50k on mine.. Usually heard after driving for a while, but only heard at idle. I'll be taking it in for service next week.
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    I have 36k on my 2011 coyote and it has had a "tick" since about 7,500. I keep an eye on it and it hasn't increased nor decreased, and tends to be a little louder on hot days than cold, but ive noticed the new 5.0s are a little louder on engine noise than the old 4.6s and such. My "tick" isnt nearly bad enough to be a lifter or phaser, but it is noticable by me. Nobody else around the track and out at meets and such has noticed it... (I used to build the 4.6s fyi) It is hard to know without a video or to hear it ourselves
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    Hello ekopel,

    Welcome to the forum! My name is Deysha with Ford Service. You should have your dealer check it out. Your service manager is in the best position to let you know if there is any work needed, coverages, recalls, or any assistance available.

    Also, remember repairs done at a Ford Dealer come with a 24 months/unlimited miles warranty. Let me know the outcome.

    Deysha
  8. JBCustom

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    This is the famous Ford Modular Motor Tick. It generally will happen to all Ford cars and trucks with these modular motors. Also, depending on how loud the supposed tick is, it is sometimes confused with the injectors. This is nothing to worry about. It shouldn't be extremely loud though, I can hear it in my o5 GT and its not that loud, also my 2004 Ford F150 did the same and my dads 2002 F150 as well. Ive heard of some people getting them to quiet down more with going to a different brand of oil but have not tried this yet myself. Again, its nothing to worry about, but keep in mind the ticking should not be very loud.

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