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Old 04-03-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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noisy headers?

headers are making a weird ticking noise? almost sounds like a leak but when I used soap water to find a leak there was no leaks? Is this a normal thing?
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #2
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That is not normal. Ticking sounds like a head gasket leaking.

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #3
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I too was bothered by the sound but it is completely normal for headers. A lot of people call this the header tick. It is from the air flow rushing through the headers. I assure you I had mine checked professionally for leaks and none were found. You will hear more of the motor now. It takes getting used to but the headers are going to be louder. Thats just that.

I know the sound you are referring to. If you found no leaks then you are good.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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How does it sound at the end of the tailpipes? That's the noise we wanna hear!
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:09 PM   #5
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Normal. Well you still could have a pin hole leak, but additional noise including a slight tick is normal. The headers don't hide cc sounds like the stock manifolds do.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:31 PM   #6
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Yea headers have what sounds like a ping sound to them to me. You can hear it good by the collectors right befor the HF cats on my SS. Most of the time people with headers do not hear this because the car is so loud. But with my and Borla Touring it has a slight ping sound if you stand next to either door.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
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Factory manifolds muffle alot of the engine noise through the exhaust with the thicker material, it's a normal sound with the headers, I only hear it slightly when I am outside the car near the doors as mentioned above
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:27 PM   #8
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It is normal. I hear the sound your talking about when I pull into my garage or when sitting next to another car at the light with my window down. I asked about it and got the same answer that others have already posted here. The exhaust blasting out of the head is going to make a lot more noise hitting that stainless pipe than it did hitting cast iron.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:55 PM   #9
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At least it's not the L99 lifter tick
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:49 AM   #10
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The LSx motors have been long know as the 'Singer sewing machine.'
Noisy valvetrain that becomes more noticable with the addition of headers and cams. Embrace it! Its the sound of performance!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:28 AM   #11
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Lol yup think of it as the megaphone for our cars to sound off on the famous Ls valve train noise.
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awesome the reasurance makes me feel much better lol Thx c5 family
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:14 AM   #13
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Same thing here, even made a video and posted lol but it's normal http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2pbnQ7sNq0Y
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C5 is a fifth generation vette! Period
A true Gm gal n guy will refer to it as such. Just say fbody Family or 5th gen family.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:40 PM   #15
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C5 is a fifth generation vette! Period
A true Gm gal n guy will refer to it as such. Just say fbody Family or 5th gen family.
Yeah! Cause this web site isn't called CAMARO 5. What where you thinking.


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Old 04-04-2012, 11:46 PM   #16
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my headers and engine sounds just like yours. i thought mine were leaking but they weren't.
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