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Old 24 Mar 2009, 06:39 pm
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Default '01 TL Noisy Valve(s)

I have what sounds like a single valve making noise when I start the
car. The noise goes away when the engine warms up. Should I be
concerned?

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Old 24 Mar 2009, 07:47 pm
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Default Re: '01 TL Noisy Valve(s)

Venture Rider <dontbother@bogus.dom> wrote in news:0011ef2a$0$15407$c3e8da3
@news.astraweb.com:

> I have what sounds like a single valve making noise when I start the
> car. The noise goes away when the engine warms up. Should I be
> concerned?
>




Most likely piston slap, which is inevitable and extremely common. My
319,000 mile Integra has had piston slap since 90,000 miles.

1) Get the valve adjustment checked.
2) If the valves are OK, leave it alone, but keep an ear out for any
changes. Chances are excellent that the engine will die WITH it rather than
die OF it.

Oh, and change your oil every 5K or less. New OEM filter each time.

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Old 28 Mar 2009, 07:03 am
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Default Re: '01 TL Noisy Valve(s)

On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:39:48 -0400, Venture Rider said:

>I have what sounds like a single valve making noise when I start the
>car. The noise goes away when the engine warms up. Should I be
>concerned?


re: Tegger's answer. My newsfeed seems to miss some messages. I did
see your reply through Google News suggesting piston slap.

You suggest changing the oil at 5,000k. Did you mean miles? I switched
to Amsoil in my TL, and I was planning on changing it once a year,
which is about 10-12k kilometers for me.

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Old 29 Mar 2009, 04:09 pm
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Venture Rider <dontbother@bogus.dom> wrote in news:00154f3f$0$4351$c3e8da3
@news.astraweb.com:

> On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:39:48 -0400, Venture Rider said:
>
>>I have what sounds like a single valve making noise when I start the
>>car. The noise goes away when the engine warms up. Should I be
>>concerned?

>
> re: Tegger's answer. My newsfeed seems to miss some messages. I did
> see your reply through Google News suggesting piston slap.
>
> You suggest changing the oil at 5,000k. Did you mean miles?




Yes. That's about 8,000 kilometers.

However, I notice from your Owner's Manual that even that figure is
incorrect. Your manual says to change it every 4,000 miles (6,000 km) or
every six months, whichever comes first.




> I switched
> to Amsoil in my TL, and I was planning on changing it once a year,
> which is about 10-12k kilometers for me.
>



Synthetics are good, but not THAT good. Follow your maintenance schedule as
outlined in your Owner's Manual.

Once a year is far too infrequent. Remember that there is also a TIME
aspect to oil changes, not just a mileage one.

Do you want to risk a $5,000 engine for the sake of an extra $30 or so oil
change?


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