Got the bbq tick.

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    So today I started the car and forgot I hadn't put the floor mats back in after washing. Ran inside to grab them and while putting them in started hearing the bbq tick. 506 miles. No oil change yet.

    I know Fords official stance is "normal" but do you think I should take it in and have it documented anyway? Any other Bullitts out there have the tick? What did your dealer say?
     
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    I had the tick really early on. I’m at about 1300 miles now and it doesn’t do it anymore.

    Whatever it is, I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about.
     
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    I would say get it documented, they dont have to do much work, maybe just a note to say you have it and they have been made aware. IF and a big if, you have any issues then they have been made aware.
     
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    They all do it at some point. Mine was quiet until 2200 miles. Don’t sweat it...seriously.
     
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    This all brings a new meaning to a tick over... sorry I'll see myself out
     
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    Add a bottle of ceratec to the oil. It worked for me , then I changed the oil to 5w30 and it was still not ticking, then I changed it again to 0w30 and the tick came back so I added another bottle of ceratec to the new oil and it went away again. I would have probably lemon lawed the car if ceratec didnt work since my tick was one of the loudest ones ive heard.
     
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    I will try that, mine isn't any louder than others I've head. I was planning on doing my first oil change soon. I will try 5w30. Thanks.
     
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    It comes and goes for me, but always quiet. Since I've had my oil change at 750 miles I've not heard it again though. I'm at 1120 now.
     
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    The 5w30 isnt why it stopped ticking, it was the ceratec. Its supposed to last like 20k miles but for some reason when I went 0W30 amsoil the tick came back. Went away immediately after adding ceratec again.
     
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    Don’t worry for a second about the tick. Ford says it’s fine. People have torn down engines and measured everything. No failures directly linked to tick. The tick has been a coyote trait since 2011. The plastic oil pan made it much more noticable in 18.

    In my humble opinion tight motors have the tick. I would personally worry more if my car didn’t have the tick. Probably some type of cavitation. Ceratec most likely modifies the oils cavitation potential. But who the hell knows.
     
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    I changed the oil to 5w30 Amsoil signature series at 2600 miles. No tick at that point. I’m at 5k miles and still no tick.
     
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    The only sound to worry about is the 2K rattle.
     
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    Pretty sure that is the high pressure injection pump that is ran off a cam lobe.

    Don’t think there is anything to worry about either although cold it an annoying sound.
     
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    2K rattle is more often associated with piston slap and engine failure.
     
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    That was the original assessment but if it was a true design flaw then every car would have scoring problems.

    I have more faith that ford wouldn’t have let a true design flaw go into production. Their -20 to 225 for a 1000 hours test would have caught piston slap problems off the bat.

    The 2017 doesn’t have it at all and the 2018 rattles like crazy. I would guess it’s the pump.
     
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    Rattle = scored walls?
     
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    Well after freaking out about noises and taking it around today with the exhaust in quiet mode I have that too. :curse:
    Going to research that noise some more and decide if I need to take it in or not.
     
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    I know it’s a shiny new toy but don’t even waste your time worrying about it. If it makes you nervous having that sounds try to blow it up. You won’t. Ford build a hella engine.

    My engine has spent extensive amounts of time above 7,000. If there was something wrong it would have exploded long ago.

    This topic has been talked about so much I would imagine most of the guys that see these threads don’t comment because no one cares anymore. It’s a feature not a flaw or something like that.
     
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    Yeah I guess that is a good way to look at it but I do plan on going into boost at some point and do not want to take a wounded engine into boost, have it blow, then be on my dime when the issue was present before anything. Hell I was planning on doing the steeda tune next week and having second thoughts on that now.
     
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    I understand your pain completely. I want to go blower also but the risk of 20k in mods is real.

    I have the same engine and it has performed flawlessly tick and rattle. Neither has ever changed in pitch or level. They are extremely predictable.

    Rattle goes away mostly after warmup. That’s the direct injection pump running off the cam. They generally have a resonant frequency that they chatter.

    Tick goes away after warmup (mostly) on my car. My 12 (not noticable) also had the tick before it was a thing. I really do think the tick is a motor on the tight side of the tolerance spectrum.

    If this problem was serious then this issue would have never died. It is dead though. Just new to you.
     
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