Honestly, I own the same year make and model. It does the same thing and it only has 90K on it. Mine is a main bearing that makes a slight knock when it is first started then goes away. I would assume it is the same as yours.
As far as I can tell you, if you are holding good oil pressure, chances are things will be fine for a long time yet. The mains get a little wear on them and make noise. However, since steel expands when it gets hot, the excess clearance between the crank and the mains quiets when the parts get hot. Keep the oil changed and allow it to warm up before running it hard and I feel you'll get many more miles from it.
NOW, IF YOU CAN TELL ME HOW TO GET MORE THAN 11MPG out of it around town, I would love to hear it. (LOL) Actually, I can get a little over 12mpg but my wife always gets 10.9mpg with it. But of course she runs it easy (so she says). LOL
Let me know if you have other questions, and thanks for using 2carpros. Com.
Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 AT 10:08 PM