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7.3 ticking/knocking

I got this 1996 7.3 powerstroke about a month ago, but I don't know if I'm being paranoid or not thinking that the engine sounds like it's ticking or knocking a bit too much, can some of you guys tell me if you think I'm being paranoid or if not what I should start checking to fix? It does have 350,000 miles on it, but it was well maintained, I have a 3in binder full of Maintenance records. It doesn't have a loss of power and everything works like it should. I'm sure it needs injectors soon which I'll be working on as soon as I have money to do so. Here's a video of it running:

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I also wanted to ask about any fuel additives to quiet the injectors and help Lube stuff up in general?
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Sounds fine to me. I have a 2000.
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Opposite, that sounds healthy and idles good. Makes many of us jealous.
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Opposite, that sounds healthy and idles good. Makes many of us jealous.
Thank you! That's good to hear, I think it might be more of me being paranoid because I got it for 3700....
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Sounds like a lifter tick, but hard to tell -- not as common on the 7.3 as is on the 6.0

I would want to run the engine with the valve covers off and use a stethoscope to pin point the tick -- if any
with that many miles I prolly would just replace the lifters and pushrods for good measure

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Sounds like a lifter tick, but hard to tell -- not as common on the 7.3 as is on the 6.0

I would want to run the engine with the valve covers off and use a stethoscope to pin point the tick -- if any
with that many miles I prolly would just replace the lifters and pushrods for good measure
I'll definitely look into it here soon, especially if it gets louder, thank you!
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