I'll chime in my experience with what may be the Hemi "tick" with my 2010 Jeep Commander with the 5.7 and MDS. Since new it has had the tick, and sounds like an exhaust leak, but brought it to dealer who stated no exhaust leak, for what it is worth. Now have over 58000 miles on it and still a tick. I have tried disabling the MDS with a predator programmer, no difference. Trials of LM MSO2, no difference. Multiple different oils including Schaeffers, no difference. Latest oil is 5w30 Valvoline Maxlife Synthetic, no difference. Different filters, including Motorcraft, Wix and Fram Ultra, no difference.
Was thinking about next fill with Schaeffers 5w30 synth, but the possibility that Redline may help has me intrigued.
Then again, maybe the dealer just didn't really check for an exhaust leak?
This whole Hemi tick issue has me bothered, as I keep my vehicles long-term and I just recently bought a Charger SRT with the 6.4. While it's motor is by no means silent, it sounds more like my LS motors with "sewing machine" like chatter.