2008 Ford F-150 - Ticks. Is this your guess too?

The motor has a ticking sound that tells me the oil pump doesn’t pump hard enough to make the oil get to the top heads and valves

Well, then, have a mechanical pressure gauge attached to the engine and prove yourself right or wrong. Please post back with what you find.


Is this a 5.4L engine? If so the most common source of engine noise is from failing camshaft phasers.

Or lifters/followers.

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My guess is with lifters

If the phasers were failing, you would probably have performance problems, fault codes and an illuminated check engine light

Yep, change lifters, rockers and cams while ur at it. Then see how it sounds.