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engine ticking?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ericL, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. ericL

    ericL Senior Member

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    around 3k-3.5k I can hear a ticking coming from the engine (valves)...is this bad? I should note that the noise in not loud but definitly audible without the radio on and at speeds below 45 mph...
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    First things first. Have you checked your oil?
     
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    ericL Senior Member

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    Yep it's good!
     
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    Yeah, sounds like it may be time for an adjustment.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    +1

    check your timing, too..
     
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    What/how needs adjusted?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Go to your local parts store and buy a angled feeler gauge and a haynes/chilton manual.

    Get 'er done!
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    some ticking is okay....when you adjust them dont over tighten them......when you feel a little drag on the feeler your done....
     
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    I watched my buddy adjust valve lash before and it didn't look that bad...I need to get my timing belt/water pump done too, should I wait or just do it before?
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    You can do it before.. You only have to pull your valve cover.. has nothing to do with your timing belt/water pump.
     
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    Yeah, he's just saying he wants to have the pump and belt replaced soon anyway.

    So he might as well get it done all at the same time.
     
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    my B16 does the same thing. I can hear it all the time at any speed. I have had the valves adjusted and all that and it still does it. I asked the shop that put in my motor and they said it was fine
     
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    Its a honda...they all sound like that. Well, pretty much all b-series i should say.
     
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    hmm? I have 69k miles on the b16 and I hear no valve lash at all.
     
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    does the generation of b16 matter? my Ls i could hear it to. it wasnt as noaticeable due to the turbo
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    I've never had valve ticking.. My 97 ls teggy doesn't tick, my CRX with B18 swap didn't tick... Nor did any of my D series engines (3)...

    Well, come to think of it, my d16a6 started ticking once, but after a valve adjustment, everything was back to normal again.
     
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    well no two motors are the same
     
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    Will it hurt the engine tho? It's not loud at all, just barely audible..
     
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    no its not hurting the motor. its normal for it to sound like it. im not really sure how to get rid of it. I guess get some dynamat or some shit and cake your fire wall with it. if its really that big of a deal. head over to the honda dealership and have them listen to it. when in doubt ask the people that play with them for a living
     
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