Hi all! I have a 96' Taurus GL with the 3.0 Vulcan 12V V6 engine. Most mornings recently upon cold start ups I have been getting a loud ticking noise coming from the engine. The engine sometime fails to start and I have to crank the engine over several times for it to fire up. The noise eventually tapers off after about 30sec-1min and never comes back until the next morning! (It is like the engine has to sit for about 8hrs+ for the noise to come back). The oil level is good, engine runs perfect when warm, and no engine codes are thrown. Some days it is louder than others almost to the point of it waking the neighbors . I have 2,000 miles on my oil change. Do you think worn out spark plugs would cause this? I am clueless.