Re: 2.3l duratec help
He meant that the lifters themselves are small, not "small lifters." Basically, the tick is normal, due to the fact that the valve momentarily contacts the piston, in the depression that was designed into the piston itself.
Billie, my "sparkly" blue 1992 Ranger
SPECS: 2.3 I4; Rebuilt motor at 194,263 miles; straightened driveshaft when engine was rebuilt
FIRST MODS: 2" suspension lift and rear disc brake conversion