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Location: eustis , Florida
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Re: loud tick
If its at the flange on the manifold, there is no gasket. Its possible one of the studs snapped or if not you can loosen the flange, reposition it and retorque. Use *blaster* penetrant on the nuts.
I doubt its the gasket between the head and the manifold (but i guess its possible) if its leaking from the motor torqing over on acceleration. If its that loud, it would probably leak ALL the time. Look for a crack in the manifold or maybe the Y-pipe also.
Get in there with a MAGlight and look for black carbon deposits to pin point the source. the manifold gasket is easy to change once you get the smog plumbing outa the way.