View Full Version : Ticking - Mecury 8.1 S (370 hp)

09-18-2011, 06:24 PM
When idling a notable ticking sound is coming from my port engine, as I put a load on the engines the soung increases proportionally as you push up the throttles. Any ideals to what may be the problem.

Thanks, Bob

04-03-2012, 12:12 AM
can you isolate the sound? if you dont have mechanics stethascope you can use a long screwdriver pressed against your ear. check around the valve covers, could be a lifter, but good to know which one.

04-04-2012, 01:12 PM
Yup - I'd say something has come loose in the valve train, too, as most likely event.