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Ticking Noise??

i have a 94 Ranger splash 2.3...

.....Ive noticed the TICKING getting a little louder so yesterday i changer to thicker oil(20-50) and added stp oil treatment. BUT i found the previous oil filter gasket was stuck to the block!!! ( 2 gaskets total) witch was causing my oil pressure to idle at 40 pounds instead of the normal 60 pounds>.(i have mechanical guages) And a pretty bad oil leak.. Now after the oil and filter change no more leaks, and my oil pressures is to normal 60 pounds at idle..I STILL hear a ticking noise at idle only and goes away at 2k rpm... i think a lifter is stuck or worn.. someone please help ??? im lucky i didnt blow it up with the filter gaskets stuck...

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depending on production date it could be the oil pump relief valve. look into tsb # 93-20-13
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depending on production date it could be the oil pump relief valve. look into tsb # 93-20-13
Sorry but what do u mean "look into tsb # 93-20-13" ???? And is there any other type of symptoms that the relief valve would would give?? I've never had the problem .. Thanks for everyone's help I do appreciate it!
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Contact your ford dealer or a reputable shop. Both can print the TSB(technical service bulliton).

The repair would be replace the oil pump and while you are in there do the t-belt water pump and associated pulleys and tensioner.
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Contact your ford dealer or a reputable shop. Both can print the TSB(technical service bulliton).

The repair would be replace the oil pump and while you are in there do the t-belt water pump and associated pulleys and tensioner.
Ok I will as soon as they open 2 marrow.. But could that be true even though I have great oil pressure and great response... It sounds like it's getting louder and more frequent .. Only goes away when I give it gas...? Man I hope it's not a busted piston ring...??? Thanks so much guys!!
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Ok I will as soon as they open 2 marrow.. But could that be true even though I have great oil pressure and great response... It sounds like it's getting louder and more frequent .. Only goes away when I give it gas...? Man I hope it's not a busted piston ring...??? Thanks so much guys!!

Well I just cranked it up this morning and it was smoking BAD thick blue smoke and didn't quit until it warmed up... That's not good
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I have found if you do not run 5-20W oil the lifters will tick.

This has happened to me in both my 88Ranger/5.0L and my 95 Ranger 2.3L.

I am now running a 3.0L and run Synthetic Oil, 5-20W, all is good.

Now to replace the noisy idler.

Oh ya, double gaskets, I do not think they cause the oil pressure to drop… AND I do not believe that your engine would blow up is you had ⅛” more oil in the filter area.
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I have found if you do not run 5-20W oil the lifters will tick.

This has happened to me in both my 88Ranger/5.0L and my 95 Ranger 2.3L.

I am now running a 3.0L and run Synthetic Oil, 5-20W, all is good.

Now to replace the noisy idler.

Oh ya, double gaskets, I do not think they cause the oil pressure to drop… AND I do not believe that your engine would blow up is you had ⅛” more oil in the filter area.


Oil pressure is fine now though but it's either ticking or a slight knock and smokes ALOT when first cold crank up..the noise only stops when I give it gas.. I think it's a broken piston ring but I hope not!! It just started the smoking thing this morning..
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Get rid of the thick oil… change the oil and filter back to OEM Specs.

Then make a determination on what is wrong IF the ticking does not go away.

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