Buick 350 poll, does yours tick on startup?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by buicks, May 31, 2012.

  1. buicks

    buicks Well-Known Member

    hmm, seems poll didnt work
  2. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut

    I have had 5 Buick 350s that tick on a startup and then silent after 2-5 seconds. I have had 5 Buick 350s that did not tick at all... They all had good oil pressure and never any issues with them except one that did not tick spun a bearing at about 7000 RPM LOL:TU:
  3. DeeVeeEight

    DeeVeeEight Well-Known Member

    YES!!! And it drives me nuts! I just had the motor rebuilt and apparently one of the lifters does not hold pressure as well as the others. The tick goes away as soon as oil pressure comes up, usually 2-5 seconds like you say.
  4. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Mine didn't until I switched from a fram oil filter to a wix... back to fram it was and nooo ticking, but there can be other causes...

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    I wouldn't call mine a tick, I'd call it a knock. Lasts about 1 second and goes away. The engine is a '72 with 57k miles. It was making the noise at 25k miles when I got the car.
  6. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Some engines can be a little slow building oil pressure.
  7. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    no ticking in my 350.
  8. Kirk DeArman

    Kirk DeArman Well-Known Member

    Like you say mine ticks about 3 - 5 sec then goes away!
  9. CombatSent

    CombatSent Bruce

    107,000 miles on my '72 350 and no ticks or knocks.
  10. Justa350

    Justa350 I'm BACK!

    Yep mine does. Only on first start of the day though.
  11. staged70

    staged70 RIP

    Not any more:) I just installed a 350 that was rebuilt 7 years ago but only has around 7k miles on it.
  12. smokum

    smokum Well-Known Member

    I've owned 7 Buicks with 350s and none of them ticked. One of them was really tired, with a lot of miles too, but didn't tick or smoke.
  13. Jeff T

    Jeff T Just a 350... A Buick 350

    For 15 years now, first start of the day and just a couple seconds.
  14. buicks

    buicks Well-Known Member

    Sounds a little backwards? The orange Frams don't have backflow prevention, Wix do. I run wix in mine. Its odd you had opposite results.
  15. Steve Craig

    Steve Craig Gold Level Contributor

    No ticking on mine. Fresh rebuild about 4 years & 3000 miles ago.
  16. urbancowboy0307

    urbancowboy0307 Silver Level contributor

    No ticking on my 340 (original 75000 miles) knock on wood.....

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