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Engine making rattling noise, calms when warm

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Cheef420, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Cheef420

    Cheef420 New Member

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    It's a rattling/clicking type noise when ever I first start the car. When warmed up can hardly hear it to it doesn't do it at all. Kinda sounds like an exhaust leak but also makes me think its about to throw a rod. Anyone have any advice or similar situation happen to their Accord.
     
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    It definitely gets louder at higher RPMs until it warms up., then it will stop a lot if not completely.
     
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    Have you thought about a valve adjustment? Or is it a different sound?
     
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    I just did that 3 or 4 months, my car started doing this about a month ago. It seems to be coming from the general vicinity of the front right of the engine, near the exhaust manifold and alternator area.
     
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    One of your rods is getting ready to go bye bye. Don't drive it anymore until you replace the bearing, you'll render your crank completely useless if you haven't already done so.
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    lol, my RM L21s are the same way. They are ALWAYS noisy, but less noisy when warm.
     
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    how about he might be runing to thick of oil for the tempature and its just a cold start with thick oil ???????
     
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    My B16A makes the same sound, much worse when cold. Doesn't seem to be load related so I'm thinking it isn't a rod knock. Also its intermittant, comes and goes. I've only had the car about a month, changed the timing belt today (which was very loose) but that didn't help. If you figure it out I would really apprecieate knowing what is was.

    Thanks, technolud.
     
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    I've noticed that the D series does this a lot.
    both my 95DX and my 98LX did it. only when it was cold.
    I talk to a honda tech about it and he said it was a common problem and not a major issue, I guess he was right because I put about 30K miles on the car before pulling the motor for a swap.

    the LX I had I had I think 112K or 130K when I sold it I can't remember. it made the same nose for the last year or two.

    Not to say it isnt something else! but thats sounds like what it is.
     
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