My GT makes a Ticking/Clicking noise.
Bought a GT a few months ago and have been fixing up and restoring little things here and there (new seatbelts, replaced bad bulbs and sockets in the instrument panel, new shifter, better sounding exhaust, etc) but the one thing I can't fix is the ticking noise she makes.
Here are some clues that can possibly help you guys.
It sounds like a metal on metal popping in my exhaust pipes.
It's only noticeable when I pass a curb or another vehicle.
Most noticeable between 1500 rpms and 2000 rpms BUT it has to be under load. If I'm cruising in 5th gear sitting at 1800 it doesn't make the noise, I have to give it gas.
This one is odd, I just seafoamed my car. Now as we all know when you seafoam and then drive white smoke will come out of your car. WELL.. when the white smoke was coming out the tone of the "ticking" would change. When it was smoking the sound became much louder, like at least twice as loud and "slower". The ticking actually became slower and more drawn out. As soon as the smoke was gone it went back to normal haha.
I think it's important to note that the beast runs perfectly. She's super fast and enjoys the opportunity to be pushed, starts up awesome, chirps the tires around turns (On accident, still getting used to v8 torque), and gets way better MPG than my old 4.0 v6 somehow.
I've been to a mechanic who said it's normal. It's "valvetrain" noise. Was also told the same thing by a fellow new edge owner that I caught in passing. His mustang, however, did not make the sound. At first he was worried about piston slap but after hearing my car was quickly able to rule that out, thank god.
Do you guys have any ideas? I was leaning towards exhaust leak but the exhaust shop told me I'm good. Maybe the leak is farther up, like at the manifold?
Thanks guys :smilie
Edit: Forgot to mention the ticking isn't sporadic, it's relative to the RPMs.