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Old 7th July 2010
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Default engine making a ticking noise

i have a saab 9-5 with 183,000miles there is a ticking noise comeing from the head last week noise went away now its back what u guys think it is?
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i drop the oil pan like 6 months ago cleaned all the sludge also changed the valve cover gasket like 3 months ago the head is clean.the car runs fine nothing seems to be wrong but ticking is really annoying.
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I just got a valvetrain ticking noise to go away by cleaning the oil sump and the valve cover. The worst of the sludge was in the valve cover breather tubes, which were completely blocked. Busted it loose with an unfolded paper clip followed by pipe cleaners soaked in degreaser.
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If its at the front of the engine and worse when cold its probably the exhaust maniold gasket.
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At 183,000 miles it might be the timing chain. Having the tensioner extension measured to determine if you have excessive chain stretech is fairly quick and easy for a Tech.

Is the sound only at idle, or while driving?
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