Curious as to any commonality between the situation and conditions/builds that may cause the igniter tick issue and whether it's even squirter (POCJ) related. Since no definitive answer seems to be immediately "at hand", perhaps some weak statistics kept online will help reduce the question as to whether someone is part of the "10%" or "90%" from earlier posts in the thread. No guarantees, of course, but at least some commonality might show up.
If folks get a tick perhaps a thread or this thread could be used to check probability of getting a tick, over time, and larger numbers, and conditions that may-or-may-not be evident in the tick's appearance... This would take time though.
If enough folks with ticks putting in their build date may at least start hammering out some sort of statistical (weak stats though) probability of garnering:
1. The build date showing year/month
2. The mileage
3. Conditions which may have triggered the tick (oil change) if any
4. Differences in oil used + any "additives" (weights, synthetic, regular oil, additive-type)
5. Hard driver/ daily driver
6. Weather conditions in your area
7. Engines mods (if any), tune, etc. (could be a yes/no answer)
Over time perhaps some "commonality" will emerge from these igniter tick threads that are peppered everywhere. At first, an oil additive got rid of the tick, but nobody mentioned what that secret oil additive was.... Without the additive, the tick came back. Build changes, squirters, no-squirters, it's all a mystery. I just thank my lucky stars I have a 2012 (11/2011 build) that so far, runs awesome. Wondering where all these others that get ticking are popping up from. Totally stock engine cars would carry more "weight" in the matter since they won't have extraneous changes done that could skew the stats. Just an idea. Beats flipping a coin, or prayer, or calling a witchdoctor or palm reader.....