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1999-extensive engine work recently. ( Forester V6) Engine has always had a"ticking" sound when idling. After recent work--sound continues and mechanic says "some engines just do that"??????

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

77000 V6

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Forester?

1999

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Forester yourself? What have you tried so far?

Work completed-Head Gaskets, Surpentine belts, other misc.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Why does it make a ticking sound when idling? Is this normal for this engine?

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Engines do not tick unless there is a problem. Lifters are usually the first to fail after an engine overheats. Lifter noises make ticking on idle. Is there a way you can provide me an attachment or link of the sound?

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