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Old 11-17-2008, 06:26 PM
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hey guys i have a 99 ex and everytime i get to like 3 grand it makes a clicking noise and it goes away at like 4000... kinda weird and annoying anyone have an idea of what it is??


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Old 11-17-2008, 06:49 PM
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Is the engine oil low? Any performance issues?
 
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:55 PM
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i thought it was the oil so i put some in because it was low but the noise didnt change..

and thers no performance issues its weird
 
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Are you loosing oil from the engine somewhere? Or is it burning oil? When was the last oil and filter change? Are you using 5W-30 oil? How many miles on the engine?
 
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check the condition of the tappets and make sure their clearances are factory spec, which should be 7 thousandths of an inch on the intake side and 8 thou on the exhaust side. Make sure you check it with a feeler guage when the engine is cold, it must be cold, i.e not ran in hours to be sure. It could also be a dodgy valve, pull the head to check their condition. scurry away and try this, then report back
 
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it is burning oil pretty quick i put 10w-30 in it. i put oil in it becasue i thought it was the problem but it didnt change just rolled over 150k
 
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1) Check regularly to keep the oil level full (but don't overfill).

2) Locate oil leak. Common leak locations are valve cover, distributor, VTEC solenoid, oil pan, front or rear main seal. Clean the engine and watch for points where fresh oil drips appear.

3) If the engine is burning rather than leaking oil, this may be caused by bad piston rings, valve seals, or head/head gasket.

4) With respect to the clicking noise, it may or may not be caused by engine damage due to running low on oil. Fix the leak/oil burning, replace the oil and filter, and go from there.
 

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ok thanks guys
 
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If you had to put oil that means your valves need to be checked it sounds like you may not have had enough oil going to the top for the valves.
 
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alright so i was driving home from work and it kept like jerking then it seized up so i called AAA got it towed to a shop they said i busted a rocker arm or some **** so i said **** it im not dealing with this **** anymore

got a gsr supposed to come in tomorrow
 
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