Valves Ticking Lash Adjust? Oil?

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    So Ive been researching this for a while now. im getting this ticking noise for the pass side, it increases with RPM and is getting louder and louder. Ive been using motorcraft synthetic blend 5w 20 since I bought ive about a year and a half ago and 20k less... seems like some common problems with Lincoln/merc/crown vics are the oil restrictors being clogged with gasket material or something similar or is it more likely lashing?

    I checked all the plug torques aswell
     
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    You've got BBK LTs: Are you sure you don't have a header leak?
     
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    I was thinking that as well. Did install them myself and god was it a **** I havnt retorqued them. Wouldn't a leaking header be really loud?
     
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    Can sound just like a valve tick.
     
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    just got in did a cold start and noticed smoke coming from firewall on the side making noise. smelled like oil burning but cleared out in a couple mins :confused:
     
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