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So my R/T has 60k miles on it and has had the Hemi Tick for some time or I think its the Hemi Tick. I swapped the cam out about 4 k miles ago and it went quiet for a 1500 miles and then came back. I only use synthetic oil, 5w-20 and the SRT filter

Standing in front of the car hood open the injector noise is louder than the tick, I have the engine cover off. But, if I listen down by the driver's side wheel well there is a definite mechanical tap. Using a long screwdriver as a stethoscope, handle in ear and blade on cyl head I can also hear the tap. I sound like a light finger nail tap on glass.

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So my R/T has 60k miles on it and has had the Hemi Tick for some time or I think its the Hemi Tick. I swapped the cam out about 4 k miles ago and it went quiet for a 1500 miles and then came back. I only use synthetic oil, 5w-20 and the SRT filter

Standing in front of the car hood open the injector noise is louder than the tick, I have the engine cover off. But, if I listen down by the driver's side wheel well there is a definite mechanical tap. Using a long screwdriver as a stethoscope, handle in ear and blade on cyl head I can also hear the tap. I sound like a light finger nail tap on glass.

Hemi Tick???
You stick that screwdriver anywhere on the engine block, valve covers, you are going to get an earful of noise, ticking to be sure.

If just standing at the front of the car with the hood open with the engine running and if the fuel injector noise is louder than other noises, including this "tick" I don't think the tick is anything to worry about, especially if you have to go to trouble of using a long screwdriver as some kind of stethoscope in order to even hear the noise above the normal din of engine noise.
 

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I could hear the "tick" on my '10 R/TC only from the sides of the car, coming out the front wheel wells. Noticeable when going through drive thru's. It never got worse by 42k miles.


My present SP has the same "tick", maybe a little louder, coming from the wheel wells too. 21k miles on it.


Never could hear the tick on the inside, like many have claimed that they had, on either car.


For me, I'm saying that it's a non issue, and part of the typical Gen III Hemi sound.
 
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I could hear the "tick" on my '10 R/TC only from the sides of the car, coming out the front wheel wells. Noticeable when going through drive thru's. It never got worse by 42k miles.


My present SP has the same "tick", maybe a little louder, coming from the wheel wells too. 21k miles on it.


Never could hear the tick on the inside, like many have claimed that they had, on either car.


For me, I'm saying that it's a non issue, and part of the typical Gen III Hemi sound.

Yeah, when I pull it into the garage its pretty loud
 

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Yeah the M6 versions seem to have noisy valvetrains compared to the autos. Mine sounded like an industrial sewing machine until I upgraded the pushrods. But from my understanding the hemi tick happens usually around cold idle and in some cases lessens as the car warms up. I have seen threads where changing to a custom oil blend (forgot the company name) has apparently helped but for me all my ticking issues seemed to be push rod related. What kills me is I have a 2013 5.7 GC and it is dead quiet no matter what engine RPM range...so I was a bit surprised to hear my 2015 RT make such a racket.
 

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Tick issue,tapping issue.59,876 miles.scat pack.sounds mechanical for sure.its a rocker or pushrod I bet.when I drive cautiously and push in clutch,it really taps as you take load off of engine.do I do valve train gear over on both heads to be safe,and use comp stuff or any suggestions will be awesome.
 

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Looking back through some past discussions I found this thread I started, I had some time to spare this summer so I performed this star case Star S1309000013 and now the noise is just about gone. I don't understand why it would make a difference but it did
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Didn't she do all of that and then the tick came back?

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I used 0-30 for the life of the 06 5.7 MDS and the 09 M6 5.7. No ticks. Both Hemis purr.
0 for cold pumpability and 30 for hot conditions. 20 weight is too thin. It’s recommended for emissions purposes. I want quiet longevity.
 

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Didn't she do all of that and then the tick came back?

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Just posted as it contains the full Star case PSM450 referred to

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FCA also told her to run 0W-40 and that didn't help either.

Only tick I've seen cured was when ChallyTatum changed pushrods.


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