I am trying to diagnose this ticking noise coming from my engine. It is heard instantly when the engine turns on and never goes away. It also increases speed with rpms. I have SSAC headers with the flex section it came with and I have heard that it makes a ticking noise, but I don't think this is from the flex section. Is it possibly a collapsed lifter? Is there an easy way to figure this out like by just taking off the valve cover? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I really don't wanna have to take the intake back off. I just got the thing put back together.