Ok, well things have been going good for the mail order engine.
But she started making a noise. The noise started after changing the oil, and putting in a cheaper oil (because I was worried I hadnt given it enough break in time). From Amsoil to Oreilley conventional.
It wasnt immediate ofcourse. So could be unrelated.
Infact, when it started tapping, me and the old lady were on different schedules that I hadnt even had a chance to hear it yet. She thought it was 'something hitting the fan'. And then she drove it to Missouri and back (5hr 1way) with it ticking... before I had a chance to even hear it.
Now that I have heard it, ofcourse its not the fan. But something that NEEDS addressed. I immediately changed back to Amsoil.
There are no codes or pending codes.
Driveability seems no different.
The ticking revs with the engine.
Sorry for the video quality. I used an external mic on my phone to give the best audio quality as possible.
I did notice in the Haynes 2B-13 paragraph 16, it says to install the trans brace correctly, or it could be damaged and cause engine noise.
I did the best I could torquing that brace in sequence. And had no issues for probably 1000mi or so.
Could that be it? Or just a crap lifter?