My car was recently at LPE with a loss of power issue related to a defective turbo which was repaired but I also had a ticking noise which over the past year or so had been getting louder.
I asked that it be looked in to but never received word on it. It sounds like a potential lifter problem but can't say for sure. The springs were removed and checked for proper tension and part number but unless the issue is with either the lifters or rocker arms, I'm not sure where to look. The motor has approximately 25 thousand miles on it.
As such I don't feel comfortable planning any of my long road trips this year.