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    Hey all Just wanted to say Hi , Iam new here my name is Corey, and i live in lethbridge alberta. I just bought a 1990 gmc 1500 4x4 for $750. it runs and drives . Iam just wondering the exhuast is cut off right after the cats and upon cold starts there seems to be a ticking noise coming from the exhuast , once it warms up the ticking gets quieter, I lisened in the engine bay and by the exhuast and iam pretty sure its coming from the exhuast, could cutting it off right after the cats make this noise?
    thanks all in advance

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    could just be lifters ticking. Have you changed oil since you got it? might want to run some system treatment/cleaner though it.
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    ya I just did a whole tune up last night iam goin to check the timming today there seems to be a miss at idle

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    If the Header or Collector gaskets are lstarting to leak, you will also hear some ticking.

    Gaskets are cheap, just replace them and rule out that as an issue.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:

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    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs bored over .050"
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    Accell Igition, 45kv coil
    FloTech Headers, no CATs, dual exhuast
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    Welcome to the club, Corey.

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    Hey Cory, welcome to the club. X2 on EJs exhaust gaskets repl. since you're hearing the ticking noise at the exhaust
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    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol

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