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Posted by BLACK'98DSM, Sep 20, 2019

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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    So my mom bought her 2012 Lexus IS250 new off the showroom floor. She has always taken care of it, I do her regular oil changes, air filter changes, plug changes etc etc etc...

    Story is: my battery died the other day because I left my lights on, and I just happened to be 6 miles away from her house so I called her to come help me. Whenever I opened her hood to connect the jumper cables, I could hear a loud ticking sound. I told her to rev it up a bit and the sound got faster and louder as she revved it.

    The sound is coming from the valve cover area. I'm about 99% sure this is a knocking lifter. And she told me that she did a highway pull vs my cousins car a few weeks back (she's still got it! LOL).

    Is this the lifters or valves?

    Car is mostly stock. Block is untouched.
     

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    On newer cars I've found the injectors to be quite noisy, but without hearing the exact sound it's hard to say what I could be. Could be a lifter, cam phaser, slack chain...there's alot it could be. Snag a vid and post it so we can have a listen.
     

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  3. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    Haha I asked a bit too soon.

    It is a lifter for sure. Not sure when I can fix it though...
     

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