Ticking Noise from Engine – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine?

Fix a Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine The ticking noise is caused by an improperly torqued exhaust camshaft. The fix involves removing the valve cover and re-tightening the exhaust cam bolts while pre-loading the #4 cam cap.

  • Some Ford 3.0 Duratec engines are exhibiting a Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine. The ticking noise is coming from the left cylinder bank after engine warm-up. Ford has isolated the problem to 2005-07 vehicles with cam driven water pumps. The ticking noise is caused by an improperly torqued exhaust camshaft.

Why does my engine sound like it’s ticking?

The most common cause of engine ticking noise is low oil pressure. Your engine may be low on oil or there could be a problem inside the engine causing the low oil pressure. Ticking, tapping, or clicking sounds can also be symptoms of worn valve train components such as lifters or cam followers.

Is some engine ticking normal?

Some ticking noises are normal Purge valve: An engine’s purge valve releases stored gasses into the engine’s intake system where they are burnt up. This function can emit a normal ticking noise. PCV valve: It is recommended to change your car’s PCV valve from time to time. Old PCV valves can emit a ticking noise.

When I accelerate I hear a ticking noise?

A ticking noise when accelerating can be caused by many things. It is important to find the root of the problem as there is a risk that the engine will be damaged, making the repair bill greater than it would have been originally. In most cases, the cause is oil pressure, exhaust leaks, spark plugs, or the valvetrain.

What is a lifter tick?

A lifter tick is caused when the push rod or camshaft doesn’t make continuous contact with the lifters. This can be because the lifter has become worn out, as is the case usually with hydraulic lifters, or the valve has come out of adjustment.

Will thicker oil stop lifter noise?

Heavier oil will not quiet hydraulic lifter noise. The noise will usually go away as the motor and oil heat up. If the tapping continues after the vehicle is warm, you may have one, or more, faulty lifters. As any oil gets dirtier, the chance of lifter noise increases; heavier oil just makes the problem worse.

Does synthetic oil reduce engine noise?

Does synthetic oil cause engine noise?” No. It simply makes the engine noise more apparent. When you use the conventional oil, it will tend to stick to your pistons more completely.

Camshaft Ticking Noises on some 3.0L 4V Ford Duratec Engines

In addition to the Five Hundred from 2005-2007, the Freestyle from Montego in 2006-2007 and the Fusion from Milan in 2007 are included. Vehicles equipped with the Ford 3.0L 4V Duratec engine and exhaust camshaft driven water pumps, such as the Zephyr, Escape, and Mariner, built from January 17, 2006, to May 31, 2007, and equipped with the Ford 3.0L 4V Duratec engine and exhaust camshaft driven water pumps, may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head when the engine is running at normal operating temperature.

Engine builders and installers can use the following Service Procedure to identify and resolve the ticking problem that is heard in the engine.

If it is determined that there is a ticking noise, the following Service Procedure should be followed.

If the engine manufacture date is 5/9/2007 or earlier, follow the steps below to detect and address the ticking noise that is coming from the engine.

  • 1.Remove the camshaft cover on the left side of the engine.
  • 2.Turn the engine clockwise until the exhaust cam lobes on cylinder number 6 are facing up and the valves are completely closed.
  • 4.Torque all bolts in the order illustrated in Figure 2 to 72 in.lbs.
  • Using two screw drivers, one on each side of the top of cam cap number 4L (Figure 3), use manual pressure to push the cam cap number 4L toward the exhaust side of the cylinder head.
  • Sixth, while holding cam cap 4L in the shifted position, tighten fastener number 9 (inboard) to 72 inlbs.
  • (8 Nm), and so on (Figure 3).
  • Attach the camshaft cover on the left side of the engine.
  • 8.
  • The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association supplied some or all of the information included in this document (APRA).

Engine “Tick” – Ford Fusion Forums

In addition to the Five Hundred from 2005-2007, the Freestyle from Montego in 2006 and the Fusion from Milan in 2007 are also included. Automobiles equipped with the Ford 3.0L 4V Duratec engine and exhaust camshaft-driven water pumps, such as the Zephyr, Escape, and Mariner models built from January 17, 2006, to May 31, 2007, and manufactured from January 17, 2006, to May 31, 2007, may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head when the engine is running at normal operating temperatures.

  1. Determine whether or not a ticking noise is coming from the left hand exhaust camshaft at cylinder number 6 when the engine is running and warm (normal operating temperature) using a mechanic’s stethoscope (Figure 1).
  2. Check the date on the front cover engine label for the 2007 Fusion and Milan.
  3. This procedure does not applicable to engines constructed after this date.
  4. 2.
  5. Turn the engine clockwise until the exhaust cam lobes on cylinder number 6 are pointed up and the valves are completely closed.
  6. 3.Separately remove all of the left-hand exhaust cam covers and replace them with a finger tight fit.
  7. 5.
  8. 6.
  9. (8 Nm) first, then torque fastener number 10 (outboard) to 72 in-lbs.
  10. Install the camshaft cover on the left side of the engine.
  11. To ensure that the repair was successful, installers should completely warm the engine.

The Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association supplied some or all of the information in this article (APRA). For further information on the technical bulletins accessible through APRA, call 703-968-2772 or go to their website.

Engine “Tick”

Is this what you’re hearing if you have a 3.0L Duratec V-6 and hear a ticking sound (or knock, flap, but not a “chain” sounds), or is it something else? There has been a TSB issued for “ticking” (TSB 06-8-11:), despite the fact that the tick has been present in the Duratec engine from at least 2002 or before. Ford/Mazda has essentially issued this TSB every year since its inception. Perhaps it is quicker to correct it after the vehicle leaves the manufacturer than to re-tool or modify the production techniques for engine assembly after the vehicle leaves the factory.

  • If you suspect that the noise is caused by the camshaft tick TSB, you should be able to hear the noise rather plainly.
  • The noise is most noticeable in the opening between the passenger front tire and the fender region, which is most likely where the noise originates.
  • During a “fresh” cold restart, if the car has been resting for an extended period of time, you will not hear any noise for the first 3-5 minutes, while the engine is warming up.
  • Next week, I’ll take it in for an evaluation to determine whether the TSB is relevant in this case.
  • The fix time is exactly 1.5 hours from now.
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  • Is it still permissible to drive for an extended period of time in this manner?
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  • Location:Fresno, California, United States ostbyIndefuser» The sounds have gone unnoticed by me.
  • And, if I do come across it and bring it into the dealer for diagnosis, would they understand what I’m talking about if I link them to this TSB as evidence?
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My understanding.

PostbyPsyDoc» According to what I’ve heard, the noise is more of an inconvenience than anything that is truly causing the engine to fail or anything like that. I’d been driving mine for quite some time before I even realized what I’d done. Not until I was putting air in the tires one day did I realize what was going on. At that point, I had driven around 1,500 miles in total. The noise never grows any louder, and there have been no trouble codes generated by the vehicle. According to the TSB, some people may experience noise while others may not.

You might also inform them that there is a TSB investigation into the matter. Once the run your VIN via OASIS, the they will notice the TSB. chris21477 Posts:4 Joined: Saturday, February 28, 2009, 1:33 p.m.

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Postbychris21477» 2007 Ford Fusion with four cylinders This is what I believe I’m going through. One question – does this happen while you’re trying to accelerate as well? since that is exactly what is going on with my Fusion. This started occuring only last night and is continuing today. The first thing that came to me was a lifter, but after reading this discussion, I’m guessing it’s something else else. Is this a problem that many others are experiencing? npoe Posts:48 Posted on: Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 10:29 p.m.

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Postbynpoe» I have the same ticking noise on my 2007 V6 Fusion, and it’s really unpleasant. However, I assumed that it was typical, and because I don’t have a second car, I try to keep maintenance appointments as short as possible in order to save money. If I have to wait another six months before getting my next one, will this do any further harm to the engine or impact its performance? SE Sportpackage Posts:9 Joined: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m.

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PostbySE Sportpackage» I recently purchased a 2010 v6 and am experiencing the same ticking sounds. I spoke of my dealership’s service representative about it, and he informed me that Ford had replaced the’metal’ cover over the intake with a ‘plastic’ cover, which, in the end, does not protect the sound of the ticking engine. If anyone has any other information regarding this, please share it with us in the comments section. I intend to take my vehicle to a different dealership to see what they have to say about it.

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PostbyDJE» I was convinced I had it at first. According to my knowledge, if you can only hear it while the hood is up, it is most likely the injectors themselves. I put on a Lincoln engine cover and now that the hood is up, I can’t even hear the engine running. DJE Posts:264 Date of joining:Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:12 p.m.

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PostbyDJE» Mine was something in the neighborhood of 139 shipped. It’s something I truly like. It took me less than 5 minutes to complete the installation. Getting ahold of Ken, the internet parts guy, is essential. You will require the cover as well as the studs. You’ll have to pull the Lincoln symbol off the lid (the inserts were with the package). Here’s what I came up with with the assistance of some other forum members. SE Sportpackage Posts:9 Joined: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m.

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PostbySE Sportpackage» I only had a quick peek around the site. Is it necessary for me to seek for MKz / Zepher? I searched under Fusion and it wasn’t there, which makes sense given that you mentioned it was Lincoln. Do you have any idea where I might be able to locate the part? Thanks! DJE Posts:264 Date of joining:Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:12 p.m.

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Engine cover for the 06 Zephyr6H6Z-6A949-A by PostbyDJE (1) 2L1Z-6N958-AA Ball stud 2L1Z-6N958-AA Ball stud 2L1Z-6N958-AA (4) It is recommended that you purchase the insulators together with the cover.

Every single one of the guys I knew did. Make certain that you double-check the figures. Order from Titus by clicking on the link above. SE Sportpackage Posts:9 Joined: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m.

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PostbySE Sportpackage» So I just received my engine cover in the mail, and I’m not convinced that it will fit the 3.0L V6 engine in the 2010 Fusion. I’ve reached out to the seller and am awaiting a response at this time. I’ll keep you informed as events unfold. DJE Posts:264 Date of joining:Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:12 p.m.

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PostbyDJE» That’s a bad smell, man. I’m curious whether they’ll be able to switch it out for a 2010 MKZ 3.0 cover. I’m curious as to what has changed. Edit: I believe all of the MKZs are equipped with 3.5-inch tires. Duh. DJE last updated this page on Friday, February 26, 2010 9:52 pm, edited 1 time in total. Fordlover871 Posts:15 Posted on: Monday, October 20, 2008, 6:22 p.m.

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PostbyFordlover871» Yes, I was aware of the tick and assumed it was unavoidable. It’s generally audible when the automobile is at a complete stop. If I take it back to the dealer, would they be able to permanently fix the problem? DJE Posts:264 Date of joining:Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:12 p.m.

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PostbyDJE» The majority of men who have ticks have said that the dealers have told them that it is normal or that it is not hazardous. It’s possible that the injectors are also malfunctioning. In my opinion, you’ll have a difficult time convincing a dealer to do anything about it. However, I would get it looked out nonetheless. In the event that something severe occurs. SE Sportpackage Posts:9 Joined: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:44 a.m.

Re: Engine “Tick”

Fordlover871 commented on the post by SE Sportpackage: “Yeah, I noticed that tick and assumed it was usual.” It’s generally audible when the automobile is at a complete stop. If I take it back to the dealer, would they be able to permanently fix the problem? Unfortunately, that sound is typical, and the dealership will not take any steps to reduce it in any way. If you have a Fusion that was manufactured before 2010, the engine covers detailed in this post are claimed to considerably reduce that noise.

You are very welcome to forward this information to others if you happen to come across one that will suit the v6 3.0L 2010.

Tech Tip: Diagnosing a Ford Escape with Engine Ticking Noises

A 2006 Ford Escape with a ticking noise coming from the left bank cylinder head engine region should be brought in for service. The service process listed below should be followed to detect and address the problem. Use a mechanic’s stethoscope to check if the ticking sounds is coming from the engine when it is running and warm (normal operation temperature) to make the diagnosis. A 2006 Ford Escape with a ticking noise coming from the left bank cylinder head engine region should be brought in for service.

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  2. Procedures for Providing Service Use a mechanic’s stethoscope to detect if the ticking sounds is coming from the left-hand exhaust camshaft at cylinder6 when the engine is running and heated (normal operation temperature) to make the diagnosis (see Figure 1).
  3. Check the engine label on the left-hand cam cover of the 2008 Escape and Mariner to see what year it is.
  4. This technique does not apply to engines made after this date; instead, refer to Section 303-00 of the Workshop Service Manual (WSM).
  5. Please refer to the following for assistance in identifying and correcting the engine ticking sounds if your engine was built on or before September 5, 2007.
  6. 1.
  7. Refer to WSM, Section 303-01 of the applicable handbook for more information.
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Rotate the engine in a clockwise direction until the cylinder6 exhaust cam lobes are facing up and the valves are closed completely.

Remove each of the left-hand exhaust cam covers one at a time and replace them with a finger tight fit.

Tighten the bolts in the order shown in Figure 2 to 72 lbs.-in.

Using two screwdrivers, one on each side of the top of cam cap4L (see Figure 3), apply manual pressure to the cam cap4L and slide it toward the exhaust side of the cylinder head.

To torque fastener9 (inboard) initially to 72 lbs.-in.

(Figure 3).

Refer to the applicable WSM, Section 303-01, for more information.

8. Allow the engine to fully warm up before checking the fix. Mitchell 1 has provided us with a technical service bulletin. Automotive experts may learn more about Mitchell 1 goods and services by visiting the company’s website, which can be found at.

These are Six Engines to Avoid – WHEELS.ca

Companies that manufacture automobiles are, first and foremost, engine makers; it is the reason for their existence. Several companies’ names provide witness to this: General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Bavarian Motor Werke, to mention just a few examples in rhyme. High-tech engines of today nevertheless have some similarities to Nikolaus Otto’s four-stroke internal combustion engine, which was invented in 1876 and still exists today. It has survived over 150 years of research, development, and refining, and the idea of employing a reciprocating piston to extract power from a controlled explosion is still in use today.

Some engines might fail due to a lack of oil or a faulty timing chain, causing them to grind themselves to a halt.

General Motors 2.4-L Four Cylinder

Owners of the redesigned 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and all-new GMC Terrain crossovers began claiming that the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine was devouring itself when the timing chain strained and jumped the gear teeth. A large number of timing chains, camshaft actuators, and even complete engines have been changed, some of which were replaced many times. If your four-cylinder Equinox/Terrain begins to chugg like an old Massey-Ferguson tractor, you should be on the lookout. According to a class-action complaint, the four-cylinder engine in models from 2010 to 2017 uses as much as a litre of oil for every 1,600 kilometers traveled.

On versions manufactured prior to March 2011, there is a strong association between leaky high-pressure fuel pumps diluting the oil and the subsequent ring wear on the piston rings.

In certain cases, owners have reported that they have lost a quarter or a litre of oil in as little as 600 kilometers.

The top compression ring included in the rebuild kit has a more durable covering, and the upgraded fuel pump has a better seal than the previous model.

Audi/Volkswagen 2.0T Turbo Four Cylinder

A 2.0T emblem may be seen on the rear quarters of a number of Audi and Volkswagen cars. A strong 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected gasoline engine, it can cause owners headaches due to its high fuel consumption and high emissions. Due to the high-pressure fuel pump failures, short-life ignition coils, and chronic carbon buildup, the expense of German components and maintenance might astound even the most hardened automotive enthusiasts. The chain-driven TSI engines (found in model years 2009 and above with a “C” engine code) are said to be more dependable than the preceding belt-driven 2.0T engines, according to the manufacturer.

Some Volkswagen Tiguan owners have spent upwards of $10,000 on new engines.

Audi and its parent firm Volkswagen were forced to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by owners of 2.0T-powered vehicles who complained that their vehicles used excessive amounts of motor oil.

According to the complaint, 126,000 Audis are equipped with turbocharged engines that have faults that enable the vehicles to guzzle oil. Automobiles impacted include the 2009-2010 Audi A4 and A5, as well as the 2011 Audi A4, A5 and Q5 sport utility vehicles, all of which have the engine code CAEB.

Ford 1.6-L EcoBoost Four Cylinder

Despite the fact that Ford’s EcoBoost family of small but potent turbocharged engines has enabled the carmaker to make lofty fuel-efficiency promises, at least one of the engines has taken a hefty toll on the environment. Engine overheating and even fires have been reported in some Ford Escapes, Fiesta STs, Fusion sedans, and Transit Connect vans powered by the 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo direct injection four-cylinder engine, which is manufactured in the United Kingdom. Because of a lack of coolant, the cylinder head might shatter or distort, resulting in a catastrophic overheating of the engine.

  1. According to the United States authorities, at least 29 fires have been reported.
  2. Replace this technical wonder with a budget of $8,000 dollars.
  3. The recall involves coolant leaks in the Escape, Fiesta ST, Fusion, and Transit Connect vehicles from model years 2013 to 2015.
  4. It’s worth noting that Ford hauled its 1.6-liter GTDI engine out to the back of the shed and put it out of its misery before retiring it.

Subaru 2.5-L Turbo Four Cylinder

Subaru owners are a fiercely loyal group, but it’s difficult to remain dedicated to a product that has the potential to self-destruct and necessitate an engine replacement that might cost between $8,000 and $12,000. WRX and STI owners have filed a class-action lawsuit against Subaru, saying that the pistons and PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) systems in the high-performance 2.5-liter turbocharged engines may overheat or fail, necessitating costly repairs. Subaru has not responded to the lawsuit.

According to reports, the situation causes a decrease in the octane rating of the fuel/air combination and increases the stress placed on the pistons, which can cause the pistons to fracture and ultimately ruin the engine.

Another case argues that difficulties with oil lubrication to the bearings and crankshafts are to blame for similar 2.5-L engine failures, which is also being pursued.

Fiat Chrysler 3.0-L V6 EcoDiesel

Engine failures have been reported in the Ram 1500 light-duty truck and Jeep Grand Cherokee equipped with the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 “EcoDiesel,” which was provided by former Fiat partner VM Motori and made available as an option on both vehicles. So much so that the Automobile Protection Association and Lemon-Aid author Phil Edmonston have declared the Ram 1500 outfitted with the EcoDiesel engine to be a lemon. There have been an alarming number of main bearing failures reported in the EcoDiesel, an occurrence that may occur while traveling on the highway and that owners have recounted in graphic detail.

Despite the fact that Fiat Chrysler is not publicly blaming the engine oil, the company has modified the specification to SAE 5W-40 full synthetic oil in order to better preserve the engine components. It is applicable to all current 2014-16 vehicles equipped with an EcoDiesel engine.

Mini 1.6-LFour Cylinder

When BMW unveiled the all-new Mini in 2002, the resurrected brand promised drivers more enjoyment than they had ever experienced before. However, in the long-standing tradition of British-made autos, there was some discomfort associated with the yuks. The second-generation Mini (2007-2013) was powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine co-developed by BMW and Peugeot Citroen that generated 118 horsepower. The Cooper S performance variant had a turbocharged version of the same engine that produced 140 horsepower.

  • Many owners have reported hearing a distinctive “death rattle” beneath the hood, which might be the first indication of an impending engine seizure.
  • The cost of a new engine was $10,200.
  • Furthermore, because it is a direct-injected engine, carbon buildup might cause performance to suffer.
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Time to fix 3.0L Ford tick

A ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head of some 2005-2007 Ford Five Hundred and Freestyle and Chevrolet Montego vehicles, as well as some 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan, 2006 Zephyr, and 2006-2007 Escape and Mariner vehicles built 1-17-2006 and later and equipped with the 3.0L 4V Duratec engine with exhaust camshaft-driven water pumps, may be heard with the engine running at normal operating temperature.

  1. Using a mechanic’s stethoscope and the engine running at normal operating temperature, check for ticking noises at the left-hand exhaust camshaft at cylinder number 6 to identify whether the problem is related to the exhaust camshaft.
  2. 1.
  3. Turn the crankshaft clockwise until the cylinder number 6 exhaust camshaft lobes are at 12 o’clock (pointing upward) and the valves are completely closed.
  4. Remove each left-hand exhaust camshaft cap one at a time and replace with finger-tight precision.
  5. Next, tighten the bolts in a clockwise direction to 72 in-lb (8 Nm), except camshaft cap number 4L, to the specified torque.
  6. 6.

7. 7. Attach the camshaft cover to the engine. 8. Start the engine and allow it to warm up to its usual operating temperature before checking the repair work.

Cannot believe I missed this.very slight ticking noise

You are currently using an out-of-date web browser. It is possible that this or other websites will not show correctly. You need either upgrade your browser or switch to another one. According to my recollection, the v6 was a Jag lump rather than a Ford; I had assumed it was the Duratec engine. Registered on June 3, 2016Messages 157Location Joined WarringtonCarML63 2007 (Warrington CarML63 2007) To my ears, that sounds OK. Simply turn up the volume on the radio. To be honest, I’m more interested in the engine and exhaust noises.

  • However, fortunately, I can only hear when the bonnet is up and not when I am driving.
  • Instead, put on some Level 42 and relax.
  • I was under the impression that was the Duratec engine.
  • This engine is a customized version of Ford’sDuratecengine, which is used in the Jaguar.
  • It is offered in three different displacements: 2.1 L, 2.5 L, and 3.0 L.
  • In addition to SFI fuel injection and VVT, it boasts fracture-split forged powder metal connecting rods, as well as a one-piece cast camshaft and direct-acting mechanical bucket (DAMB) tappets, which distinguishes it from the Ford and Mazda models.
  • Joined on July 12, 2011Messages: 9,394Location: United States CarE32O CDi Sport, MX5 1.8 Sport, and Range Rover 5.0 SC are all available in the Salisbury area.

Unfortunately, it is gold and only has a 2.5-litre Mondeo engine, which is a disadvantage.

I’ve drove a couple of the 2.5 X models and found them to be lacking in terms of acceleration, as well as having horrible and clunky manual transmissions, both of which I believe were caused by the 4 Wheel drive technology.

I’ve drove a couple of the 2.5 X models and found them to be lacking in terms of acceleration, as well as having horrible and clunky manual transmissions, both of which I believe were caused by the 4 Wheel drive technology.

On July 12, 2011, 9394 messages were exchanged in the area around Salisbury.

I have an automatic transmission, and I have never experienced any lack of acceleration.

Having said that, the car is very hefty for its 197 horsepower since the 4 wheel drive system adds a significant amount of weight.

Automatic transmission would be a much better fit for the car, which has a very linear torque / power distribution but never seemed to accelerate with any urgency, at least to my eyes.

Perhaps the automatic transmission’s gearing makes greater use of the power delivery.

Joined on July 12th, 2011.

In addition, the S type was never equipped with all-wheel drive.

It would have been prudent of you to double-check the mileage.

Joined on June 3rd, 2016. Messages157 LocationWarringtonCarML63 2007 (Warrington, England) It would have been prudent of you to double-check the mileage. It’s been put on the clock. What gives you the right to say this? The only thing I can think of to verify is the mot and service history.

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What gives you the right to say this? The only thing I can think of to verify is the mot and service history. Perhaps re-reading the post carefully would help you to get the punchline more clearly. Joined on June 3rd, 2016. 157 MessagesLocationWarringtonCarML63 2007 Messages157 Okay, I guess I was a little late on the uptake.

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Tapping/pinging from rear cylinder bank of Duratec 3.0

According to what I’ve read on the giggle search, it has something to do with left-bank noise. The water pump is operated by a cam. In any case, here’s the TSB on the Left Bank. Ticking noise coming from the left-hand cylinder. HeadNotes TSB 08-3-1002 (dated 18/08) ONLY WITH THE EXHAUST CAMSHAFT DRIVEN WATER PUMP DOES THE CAMSHAFT TICK NOISE EXIST. FIVE HUNDRED AND ONE, FREESTYLE: SFORD:2005-2007 Fusion in 2006-2007 Escape from 2006-2008 LIN COLN:2006 Zephyr (Columbia University) MERCURY:2005-2007 Montego Bay, Florida Milanese football club 2006-2007 Mariner from 2006 to 2008.

THE ISSUESome Five Hundred, Freestyle, Montego and 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan, 2006 Zephyr and 2006-2008 Escape and Mariner vehicles built between January 17, 2006 and May 31, 2007, equipped with the 3.0L 4V Duratec engine with exhaust camshaft driven water pumps, may exhibit a ticking noise from the left bank cylinder head when the engine is operating at normal operating temperature.

SERVICE PROCEDURETo diagnose, with the engine running and warm (normal operation temperature), identify if a ticking noise is coming from the left hand exhaust camshaft at cylinder number 6 by listening with a mechanic’s stethoscope if the engine is running and warm (Figure 1).

Check the engine label on the LH cam cover of your 2008 Escape or Mariner to see what year it is.

This technique does not apply to engines made after this date; instead, refer to Section 303-00 of the Workshop Service Manual (WSM).

Please refer to the following for assistance in identifying and correcting the engine ticking sounds if your engine was built on or before September 5, 2007.

1.

Refer to WSM, Section 303-01 of the applicable handbook for more information.

Rotate the engine in a clockwise direction until the exhaust cam lobes of cylinder number 6 are pointed up and the valves are completely closed.

Remove each of the left-hand exhaust cam covers one at a time and replace them with a finger tight fit.

Tighten the bolts in the order shown in Figure 2 to 72 lb-in (8 N.m), with the exception of the cam cap number 4L camshaft cap.

6.

(See Fig.

Attach the camshaft cover on the left side of the engine.

8.

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible for coverage under the terms of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. IMPORTANT: A TSB does not affect the coverage limitations or policies of a customer’s warranty. The warranty coverage limitations are defined by the causative part that has been identified.

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