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    Default Ticking - Mecury 8.1 S (370 hp)

    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

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    Default Re: Ticking - Mecury 8.1 S (370 hp)

    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.

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    Default Re: Ticking - Mecury 8.1 S (370 hp)

    Yup - I'd say something has come loose in the valve train, too, as most likely event.

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