Lifter tick can happen due to dirt in your engine oil, low engine oil levels, improper lifter spacing, or overall faulty lifters. You can get rid of the lifter ticking sound by changing the engine oil, clean the lifter with oil additives, adjust the lifter spacing, and in rare cases replace the entire lifter.
How do you get rid of lifter ticks?
How Can You Quiet Your Car Engine? Once you verify the lifter ticking is not caused by a worn-out lifter or some other damaged part, the best thing to do is change the oil. Get rid of all the oil currently in the engine and flush it out before adding new oil.
How do you fix a lifter?
Why does my engine tick?
Ticking, Tapping, Or Rattling From the Engine
An engine ticking noise could just be a result of noisy fuel injectors. Although some injectors give off a noise as their valves open and close, this is usually more of a buzzing noise than a distinct tick. The most common cause of engine ticking noise is low oil pressure.