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Old 01-15-2011, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Cold engine tapping noise

When the my civic starts up there is a tapping noise coming from the valve cover area. After about one minute it goes away as the motor gets warmer. I heard this is normal for high mileage civics and I shouldn't worry about it but i would like to get another opinion. Also The tapping noise frequency matches the engine rpm.

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Old 01-15-2011, 01:11 PM   #2
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Its normal in the cold. My gsr does it for about 15 seconds until I guess it gets lubed up well.
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It is a normal Honda noise...

However some of it can be helped....

New oil Pump and a valve Adjustment can help.....

Also make sure you run a good quality oil, I prefer Synthetic for that kind of mileage...

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Most other filters are fine, Wik if you can find it is great

These are my opinions and possible solutions but no guarantee ...
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Funny you say fram, because i just put a fram oil filter in last oil change, and since then this tapping noise has come about.
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Mine does the same thing and I got about 60k original miles.
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