My '05RT has had a loud ticking when cold started from the L/S valve area. Keeps ticking for a couple of minutes. It's less noisy if I open the throttle a bit to increase RPM. After warming, it is very quiet, stays that way until the next cold start.
Anyway, I'm going to re-check the valves on the left side and while I have the bodywork off figured to install a L/S Cam Chain tensioner just in case that's the culprit.
Question is, do I recall that the left side Cam Tensioner install is somehow "not straight forward"? Somethings in the way... A frame mount I believe. I think that I recall reading about some helpful tip/procedure/tool to use to accomplish the task.
Left side throttle body must be removed to install l/s tensioner.
So I readjusted the valves....
Maybe that will help.
Exhaust on the left side was a bit loose.
Now there a bit snug, I can get a .305mm feeler in there, but it's snug.
Hoped that would quiet it down.
Same noisy start up
Bought a new cam chain tensioner for the left side a few weeks back
Went to install.
I was temporarily defeated by the dame hose clamps on the throttle body, couldn't figure out how to release them, didn't want to damage them.
Got 'em off today. Removed the left side tensioner.
Wait till ya see what I found.
Gotta figure out how to post pics.