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Old 02-28-2008, 06:58 PM
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clicking/knocking sound that honda engines make

I put some of that Lucas Oil stabilizer stuff in my H22 last week during a routing oil change. you know, this stuff you always see at Advance and Autozone

anyways, every honda i've ever known has made this tapping/clicking/fluttering sound. I know yall know what i am talking about b/c everyone says it is either the valves needing adjustment or the fuel injectors needing to be cleaned or something like that. Well, when i put the oil stabilzer in, it made the sound like 10 times louder and the lude almost seems a bit sluggish. The fluid level looks good and i used Mobile 1 fully synthetic w/ a moile 1 oil filter like i always do.

1. I don't really recommend that Lucas stabilizer no matter how good the bottle makes it look...my car runs worse with it.

2. Does anybody know how to get rid of that sound that honda engines tend to make?
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:09 PM
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do a valve adjustment... seriously. how many miles do you have? i'm at 67k and mine is really obnoxious
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91k. I hope that fixes it. I think that is one of the only things i hate about Honda's.
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Lucas oil is actually really good.
Your oil pump is being worked out b/c that stuff is thick as glue.

The noise you hear is the Honda valvetrain..always noisy...that and oil pressure.

Valve adjustment is like every 40,000 miles FYI.

edit: listen to mine!
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wow, mine isn't THAT bad! so is it safe to say the oil pressure and oil pumped being worked is the reason for it being a bit sluggish? it is mainly at low rpm's if that helps. Will it get better?
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Of course it will get better...as the oil gets hot and thins out(plus the Lucas oil), the pressure is relieved and that noise goes away. Sorta.

Remember and dont forget most Honda valvetrains tick loudly...that's the design and all of the moving parts.

So get a valve adjustment(specs are imprinted on the underside of your hood) and you should be gravy
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