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new ticking noise @ 4200 miles

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by wawuzit, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:10 AM.

  1. Jan 13, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    wawuzit

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    A ticking noise from the engine but the ticking does not increase with RPM. Ticking goes away mostly after warm up. Dealer says nothing to worry about. Agree? Maybe Variable valve timing ?
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2020 at 9:31 AM
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    jester243

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    without hearing it its difficult to say, mine is a loud bitch especially when she is cold.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    I believe its normal; my 4runner and Tacoma both makes a clicking noise when engine is turned on.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2020 at 11:21 AM
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    That's good but mine just started a 4200 miles. Strange.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    Can you post a video clip?

    As mentioned already, the 1GR is a noisy engine. I was concerned when I noticed it on my Taco, but it was the same at 100K as it was at 45K miles.

    If it came out of nowhere, that's a little weird.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    Are you sure it's not the click noise that comes and goes from the molding on the outside of the windshield? Mine started up about 5k miles on it and went away within a week or two. Sounded more like it was coming from the right side of the dash.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    I switched to Toyota 0-20wt engine oil. used mobil 1 synthetic 0-20wt .. engine ticks loud when on a cold start.. then I used Toyota 0-20wt spec SN PLUS .. the SN + has moly in it.. so when the engine cold starts the moly sticks to the cams/lifters and the engine makes less ticking noise..
    cost is a bit more $7.30 QT..need 6.5QTS for the oil change..
    I only paid $28 for 6qts of the Mobil oil but toyota oil does a better noise reduction and slightly higher MPG.
    TRY IT..
     
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    I've got 6 months to go for my first oil change. What ever happen to STP (stop that peck) ?:crapstorm:
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2020 at 3:56 PM
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    change your engine oil and rear diff gear oil. I did it @3K miles .. stp was used in old conventional oils..if you have a 1984 camaro it will work .. I have one !
     

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