Oil Light and engine ticking noise
I have searched but haven't come up with much information for what I have.
2008 Ranger 4.0L 2wd 5spd
Yesterday morning it was -22F, I started my truck without problem, drove to work which is about 1-2 miles away, parked it and went to work.
When leaving work at the end of the day it was about 14F and the engine took awhile before starting and it had a ticking noise which looked like misfires to me until the rpms went down(now i know it was the same ticking sound I'm having), drove home and while parking i could hear the engine ticking really loud so i parked quickly and stopped the truck, while doing that I saw the oil light was on (was it on the whole time, i don't know).
I checked the oil level and it was on the bare limit, so i added some. And started the truck to see if it was ok, same problem. Ticks get louder with higher rpm. And the ticking is coming from the passenger side of the engine.
What can I do before getting it towed to the garage?
I'm really hoping it's not too bad because I justed changed the flywheel and starter not long ago before the teeths were chewed...