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how do i make my engine quieter?

My cams or something is loud . engine idles smooth but just loud annoying ticking. is there an additive that works to quiet it down? my lil bro is taking my truck to fort riley for a couple months and i want it to be in tip top shape before he goes.
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Really shouldn't be loud - my 2.3 ('08) is real quiet and has always been quiet, unless I'm going deaf.

What oil and filter are you using?
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My girls 2.3 in her 08 escape is loud as well. Much louder than my 4.0
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seafoam it, even if it dosent help the noise, its always good to do every once in a while
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Turn off your key! Instant quiet! LMFAO
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its a 2009 with 19k miles negative on the seafoam. its not bad loud just idk lol
valvoline 5w 20 full synthetic and motocraft filter. i pry gona run some lucas in it. the oil has 1500 miles on it and still looks new. but im going to change it again this week.
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I know Motorcraft states that oil filters should have the same design as the Motorcraft filter, or excess noise could occur...so good choice on the filter. Some filters I've seen look nothing like the Motorcraft filter internally. I've thought about trying the (thinner) pure synthetic Lucas oil additive sometime, but didn't really know if it would be necessary.
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One thing you could do, if you don't have one already, is a hood mat. Will help dampen a decent amount of engine noise.
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try running some heavier oil in it that usually quiets stuff down
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I wouldn't seafoam an 09.......but that's just me.
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Lucas is a good product and will quiet the engine a lot, since you're using a thin 5w20 weight oil. Are your belts noisy?
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its the injectors/ noisy valve train its just the way motor was desgined
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just dont run oil. its a myth that engines need it.









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but really, my 4.0 used to be pretty noisy. like i could almost hear the valvetrain noise over my exhaust at idle. but when i switched to mobil 1 full synthetic it really quieted down
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electric fans? and the hood mat too
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It's just gonna be loud. My 09 4.0L has the clicking sound too that Is probably just the injectors.

I would suggest a better hood mat or some other sound deadening on the hood. Is your 4 banger used on anything else? If so, does the other vehicle utilize an engine cover? I'd try an adapt that to your engine if one is available. That should kill noise as well.
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you could try sound dampning on the firewall, floors and hood

Accumat makes products for all three or checkout other brands for the same stuff

I have used Accumat products before on an older ranger, they work as claimed
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Buy a hybrid. Those quiet.
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Buy a hybrid. Those quiet.
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Buy a hybrid. Those quiet.
negative ghostrider. im not worried about it my buddy at work pointed it out im practicaly deaf so i didnt know if it was normal. just wanted to make sure before my bro takes it. i will be driving a 24v cummings for the next couple weeks will post some pics when i get back from abilene and im saying noisey now lol
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^^^^lol. Anyone watch Family Guy? "And Peter's farts never made a sound after that day."

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negative ghostrider. im not worried about it my buddy at work pointed it out im practicaly deaf so i didnt know if it was normal. just wanted to make sure before my bro takes it. i will be driving a 24v cummings for the next couple weeks will post some pics when i get back from abilene and im saying noisey now lol
You are probably hearing the injectors. They sound like you are clicking a pen on and off very quickly.
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^^PERFECT description!! Pen clicking really fast is perfect way to describe the sound of injectors.

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negative ghostrider. im not worried about it my buddy at work pointed it out im practicaly deaf so i didnt know if it was normal. just wanted to make sure before my bro takes it. i will be driving a 24v cummings for the next couple weeks will post some pics when i get back from abilene and im saying noisey now lol
If a 2.3L Ford is loud to you, you better be getting earplugs....
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its a 2001 one of our farm trucks i drove it in high school u have to shut it off at drive up windows.
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