I have a 2014 Jeep Srt with a Ripp sc and approximately 60k miles. The other day I started the car and it sounded like metal in a washing machine. I immediately turned it off and checked to make sure nothing was visibly wrong. All looked normal so I started it again and heard a slight tick. I pulled it to the bottom of my driveway and topped off the oil that was about a 1/4 quart low, obviously not the issue but did it anyways. The I let the car idle 5 minutes and it seemed normal, although I was suspicious I drove it up my street and about 3/4 of the way up it made the same awful sound and the motor died. Strangely there were no codes registered or pending. When I attempted to restart it to bring it back home it took a bit as the first few attempts it sounded like there was no fuel and the motor cranked but didn’t start. After about 2 minutes I tried again and it started. The valve tick was there and very predominant. I immediately parked car in my garage and started doing some research. I first thought it was possibly a frozen lifter but from what I’m reading there nothing that matches up with what I experienced.
Since then I have run a compression test and all cylinders are pulling 225 and the oil pressure is good. All spark plugs are intact and look fine, I had installed them about a month ago. I drained the oil and there was a small spring which looked like a valve seal but all of mine where intact when I removed the valve cover. I’m really hoping someone on the forum has some pointers because I’m at a loss and need to get my daily back up and running.