Ticking sound at first startup and after driving a while. Not an exhaust leak. It is a new rebuilt 355, new crank, rods, pistons, bearings. Old cam, lifters, everything else. I have adjusted the rockers like 5 times with the engine running. I'm left thinking its the lifters or maybe a bent push rod? Can I diagnose this with just the valve covers off while its running or should I just take the intake off?
How do I tell if a lifter is bad while its in my hand? Not sure of the mileage on the old lifters but they were in my previous engine. I never checked them out before putting them in the new engine.
Last edited by chet1185; 09-12-2013 at 12:23 PM.