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This is a discussion on normal? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; when I race I noticed that on first gear from 3500-5000 rpm I here a soft ticking noise...it kinda scared ...

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    when I race I noticed that on first gear from 3500-5000 rpm I here a soft ticking noise...it kinda scared at first so I go easy on first, but so far nothing has happened. it only happends on first gear. I race alot so I just roll my window up to keep me undistracted.is that normal?. I mean car runs strong. someone told me maybe it was a manifold going bad.

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    I have the same 'problem'. Kind of sounds like a solid-lifter tick (I know the LS1's don't have solids, thats just what it sounds like). But it goes away, so I'm not to sure. I'd be interested in the answer as well. Maybe it's an exhaust leak? Do you get any pop-back out of the exhaust if you wind it up in first and engine break it?

    And by no-means am I an expert on the LS1, so I take what I said for what it's worth. That's just what I would look at first if it was an older motor that I knew more about.

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    What octane you guys running. perhaps bad gas. Or maybe its time for new plugs and wires?

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    Hess 93 octane. Plugs and wires were just *replaced* (so they said) by the dealer.

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    Your muffler bearing could be going bad and causing the ticking you describe. You can get a new one here: http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=10

    They are easy to install so you will be back on the road in no time. I had to replace mine twice already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_bluebird View Post
    Your muffler bearing could be going bad and causing the ticking you describe. You can get a new one here: http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=10

    They are easy to install so you will be back on the road in no time. I had to replace mine twice already.
    So if thats what that is. is it seriouse?I use 91 oct. thats the best I can find here in socal.

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    It can waste your engine!


    Sorry, I couldn't resist!

    In all seriousness it could be a bent pushrod, a colapsed lifter or a dead rocker, but since you hay it only happens in first gear I would be incline to think it may be a transmision related may be one of the sycros is on the way out. But no way to be sure without running some diagnostics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_bluebird View Post
    Your muffler bearing could be going bad and causing the ticking you describe. You can get a new one here: http://kalecoauto.com/index.php?main...products_id=10

    They are easy to install so you will be back on the road in no time. I had to replace mine twice already.

    I always heard that you should replace your headlight fluid whenever you replace the bearings. Is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redss454 View Post
    I always heard that you should replace your headlight fluid whenever you replace the bearings. Is that true?

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    Yup, you can get it at the website above also. Although they just call it blinker fluid but it works for both.

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    You guys are terrible. lol.

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