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durring start up ive had some valve train noise for about a month that would last about 2-3 mins then go away.... here in the past 3 days the tick would not go away. im fearly sure that i have one if not 2 warn out lifters on my passenger side, but im going to pull the covers off here in the next few days to confermit, i went out and bought a Haynes book to give me an idea on the task. after reading it does not seam like a hard project, just time consuming.

best tool you guys would recommend?

first (universial tool) just wondering about clearance between springs and cam?
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/OTC-4573/

second (Ford's 4.6/5.4 OHV tool)
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TFS-90518/


while reading the haynes book in the beginning of it it showed the universial tool, but reading thru the section the picture showed (what looked like) the Fords tool? any ideas?
 

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bump..... any advise guys?
 

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Check that it is not an exhaust leak, I've had a leak that sounded very metallic at the manifold pipe connection. I swore it was coming from the valve cover area, until it got worse enough to be obviously exhaust.

If it is valvetrain noise I've read other folks had luck getting rid of ticks by flushing out "the sludge". If I remember correctly they put a diesel - motor oil mix in place of the normal oil fill and run it for a few minutes then drain and repeat.
 

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you can clearly hear that its the under the valve covers.... start the truck up it would "tick" and you let it sit for a few mins and it would be dont..... if you rev it up a little bit and on the decel it would tick as well.
 
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