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Poll: Does YOUR Tacoma tick ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ctk, Oct 27, 2010.

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Does YOUR Tacoma tick___--___ looking for those that don't

Poll closed Nov 26, 2010.
  1. A. My Tacoma has a tick heard outside the truck louder than most TYPICAL gasoline vehicles.

    34.4%
  2. B. My Tacoma has and audible tick heard inside the cab under light acceleration.

    10.0%
  3. C. Both A and B

    33.3%
  4. D. My Tacoma has no tick at all.

    22.2%
  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    ctk

    ctk [OP] Active Member

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    I've been in many that don't tick... If there's enough that don't tick, then maybe there's hope of fixing mine?
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    ctk

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    Trust me, if it ticks, you know it does. I think select ones have a cam to bucket (valve clearance) issue.
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Everyone's does... There are a few mods that quiet it down a little but they say it doesn't fully go away.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    ctk

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    I respectfully disagree. My sister owns a new one that does not tick and the three I test drove did not tick at all.
    My 2011 ticks bad but the dealer says it par. :mad:
     
  5. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    TurfTaco

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    My 07 has ticked for the past 110,000 miles
     
  6. Oct 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    KCin HBCA

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    I would like to pull the valve covers and verify the valve clearance. It is hard to believe that a fairly new engine (22k) would have so much valve train noise. I've only been around engines and working on them for 35 years or so (started helping dad with the stockcar)... but what do I know...
     
  7. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    84Hilux

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    I did not vote, since my Tacoma has a tick that I can only hear when I am at a drive-through window. I think this is pretty typical of Toyota engines- I have owned five 'Yotas. I don't know why people get upset about this- it is like saying my Chevy goes "Vroom" when I step on the gas.

    If you are really upset by it- I have seen a thread where a member put rubber gaskets under one of the automatic valves (EGR? I think) in the engine. Do a search and see.

    Also, there was a TSB for earlier model second gens where they replaced the exhaust header to remove ticking noise.

    Not sure if either of these work very well.
     
  8. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    BuckNakedBooda

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    I only hear tapping when I am running in 1st or 2nd gear at low RPMs. Nothing really annoying but I am use to it. At the higher RPMs, my K&N 63 Series Hot Air Intake starts making a hard sucking noise so the ticking noise goes away....
     
  9. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    checkky01

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    i have a 2005 , and it has a loud tick that you can here from outside or with the window down
     
  10. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    :)
    I enjoy the ticking sound.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    Hellmutt

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    sadly, I've only put Husky Liners in it thus far - tend to blow all my cash on my bikes and guitars.
    I've got an 08 4.0L that has ticked basically since I've bought it........took it in a couple different times and dealer told me it's normal piston noise -- but it only ticks on 1 cylinder that I can tell........they didn't do any repair, and no advice as to what I can do to eliminate it........I've tried running Lucas oil additive, and it helps just a little bit but still doesn't quit ticking........I think it's got to be a valvetrain issue, something has to be out of spec for it to make this kind of noise
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Jester243

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    ^^ this

    Why did you start another thead? You already have this one: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/113926-2011-new-info-ticking-valve-train.html

    Just to find out if they all tick, and why did you vote that your truck has no tick at all?
     
  13. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    jivewalker

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    ^^^this
     
  14. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    ctk

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    I agree wholeheartedly and will find out sooner or later if my clearances are good.
     
  15. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    BlueT

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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    Tick is related to that VSV valve on the driver side. I had to install mesh into my airbox to prevent rodents eating my air filter after that tick is gone. I am guessing there is more vacuum now so vsv opens and closes with a load instead of just cliquey clack:D
    EDIT I am guessing those 8 with no tick have either better filters or partially clogged filters or like me some kind of mesh in front of the filter that obstructs air.
    Funny my fuel mileage went up after that, not by much but still it went up.
     
  16. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    ctk

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    My bad.... this was my first poll and I was clicking around to make sure only one option could be selected and inadvertetly clicked vote with the wrong option... Make no mistake, I have option C: the tick both inside and outside. I can even hear it under light loads at highway speeds.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    BlueT

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    Really no point, I know what you talking about and it has nothing to do with engine itself. Even FJ's had he same thing:)
     
  18. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Then you should know that, its virtually impossible to adjust all gaps out of a Shim under bucket valve train, and that an aluminum engine can transmit noise thru it very efficiently.




    People forget that all engines make noise, and "ticking" sounds. Many manufactures engineer sound dampening into the engine to some degree. This may make the engine sound quiet. More so than other engines. This is a common practice for cars, where a quiet interior is a selling point. For trucks, its not that high of a priority, and if the manufacture can save a few bucks, then they do. Cast iron blocks absorb sound better than aluminum ones do. On the Toyota 1GR engine, there is very little sound dampening built into it. Many things are attached to the heads, and block with no dampeners. This can amplify the sound to a degree.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    ctk

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    I had my second opinion at a different dealership this morning and they too told me ALL TACOMAS TICK but I started this new thead because I have first hand knowledge that not all of them do. I wanted to get a better feel for the percentage of those that do vs don't.

    About the vote: My bad.... this was my first poll and I was clicking around to make sure only one option could be selected and inadvertetly clicked vote with the wrong option... I meant to vote option C.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    They all do. If you find one thats "quiet", it will start ticking. The emissions system is one of the things making the "ticking" sound heard. Hell.....Sometimes I notice my truck is quiet, and THEN I start to wonder whats wrong...
     
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