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Old 02-10-2019, 05:59 PM
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With aftermarkent thin wall headers you will hear ticking noise, it is the exhaust valves coming through the exhaust header. With the hood closed the sound is more prominent on the passenger side but you can hear it from all directions. When I was at the Dragon a friend stopped next to my S2000 asked if I had a header on my car as he could hear the ticking noise on that side of the vehicle while idling, I was running a Mugen header. The stock header is best at covering those sounds, thin walled aftermarket headers emit the sound.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by aus2000wa View Post
What is yours like at the moment? Mine started mild then you occasionally hear it when you drive between barriers or cars. Now it's pretty much the moment you start the car.
That sounds more like an exhaust leak to me.

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Old 03-01-2019, 07:10 PM
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Hi guys,

Sorry for the late update. I've attached a clip of the noise. Sounds like a high pitched metal tick if that makes any sense. This was recorded after a good drive.
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