I thought I would make my own thread following on from the few posts in the "exhaust manifold flexis" thread where I was trying to find the source of a metallic ticking sound in my engine.
To reiterate the problem is a ticking sound that I can hear which appears to be coming from the right side of the engine. It's related to engine load rather than RPM - for example if I'm traveling up a hill with the torque converter locked pressing the throttle more will make the ticking sound louder without the RPM changing. This is why I originally thought it was an exhaust leak.
Here's two videos:
Here's the things I've tried so far:
- Listened around the manifold area using a hose - couldn't hear any leaks.
- Smoke tested the exhaust - no leaks found.
- Checked the CPS reluctor ring teeth and flex plate - nothing found.
I can't understand how it would get louder with more engine load without it being an exhaust leak.
Any other suggestions would be appreciated? It's driving me mad not being able to find it 😃