Addressing the Common JDM Engine Issue of Valve Ticking

 As a JDM engine owner, it's important to understand the importance of proper maintenance and troubleshooting to keep your engine running smoothly. One common issue that many JDM engine owners face is valve ticking, which can be caused by a number of different factors.

Valve ticking is a ticking sound that is often heard when the engine is running, and it can be caused by a variety of things such as worn valve guides, worn rocker arms, or worn camshafts. In some cases, it can also be caused by low oil pressure or dirty engine oil.

If you're experiencing valve ticking in your JDM engine, there are a number of steps you can take to address the problem. The first step is to check your oil levels and ensure that your engine oil is clean and at the correct level. If your oil is dirty or low, changing your oil and adding fresh oil to your engine can often resolve the issue.

Another step you can take is to inspect your engine components for wear and damage, such as your valve guides, rocker arms, and camshafts. If any of these components are worn or damaged, they will need to be replaced to resolve the issue.

In some cases, valve ticking can also be caused by incorrect valve lash settings, which is the gap between the valve and the rocker arm. If this gap is too small, it can cause the valve to hit the rocker arm, resulting in valve ticking. Adjusting the valve lash settings can help resolve this issue.

It's also important to note that valve ticking can be a sign of a more serious issue, such as a worn engine. If your engine has high miles, it may be time to consider a rebuild or engine replacement to resolve the issue and keep your JDM engine running smoothly.

Here at JDM Engine Zone we provide engines that have low mileage and have warranties based on the engine model