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ticking in 1st gen b16a

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 91integrab16a, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. 91integrab16a

    91integrab16a New Member

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    i recently bought a car and didnt notice anything wrong with it. then it started mildly ticking in the top end of the car. i got an oil change and it is just doing it worse. its kinda making me mad as i have to have a car to drive to and from school, but i dont want to ruin my engine in the process. car is scheduled to go in on monday for diagnostic tests but i dont have the cash to spend so any imput would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    probably used thinner oil...

    why dont you adjust the valves? its quick, easy, and free.
     
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    91integrab16a New Member

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    i dont know how to adjust the valves...im a real noob when it comes to cars i dont know anything about the internals...especially honda/acura's (just got the car) what oil would u suggest to put in it? it got 5-30 blend in it at the oil place.
     
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    i run 5/40 summer and 10/40 in the winter.
     
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    well do you think the problem could be the pulley i broke (refer to to a couple threads down)
     
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    its probably valve tick is it really loud?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    all the b series engines ive owned have ticked. get them adjusted $20-$50 or free if you search and buy the tool [ forget the name of the thin metal slides{fuck}] they will still click...

    also if you get the lucas aditive it makes the oil move and stay around all the internals specialy in head. it's the only one i would use if i had to as a last resort. adj first.
     
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    i had the same problem in my b18a1 it is just the valves.
     
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