1995 Honda Civic Engine tickling after Oil change

Tiny
ARSIMRR
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  • 1995 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 12,000 MILES
I have a Civic 1995 with B16A2 engine. The engine used to run just fine before I changed the engine oil.
Now I the engine is ticklling just like something got stucked at the cams or one of the VTEC rockers got stucked.
NOte: the oil drained fron the engine for an hour, is this the problem, cause after warmin up the engine and drive over 5500 rpm with VTEC, the tikling is less noticable, but still on. Rgds. Arsim
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Monday, August 11th, 2008 AT 4:57 PM

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Tiny
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Hi arsimrr,

The engine should not suddenly emit ticking noises after an oil change. Are you sure the noise was not there before oil change and when was last oil change?

What was the condition of the changed oil? Very bad?

Did you use the correct oil? Oil level is correct? Was the oil filter replaced?

Draining time does not matter and would not cause anything to fail.

Maybe you need to have the timing belt or valve clearances adjusted.
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Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 AT 9:40 AM
Tiny
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Thank You Very Much for Your Replay.
I had the ticking before but in cold starts Only, it wasn t there after engine warm up. And the engine oil was in perfect condition, I change it always in 5000 miles and use 5W-30, Oil filter was good also. But I found out that ticking might come from Lost Motion Assembly (LMA) or Lifters, they hold the VTEC rocker arm under 5500 rmp, cause over 5500 rmp there s no ticking. I haven t take any step to replace them cause I m not 100% sure about. Now after the car has been driven about 100 miles is much better but sometimes the ticking is there. Please see pic, and correct me I f I m wrong. Best


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/226618_lost_motion_assembly_2.jpg

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Thursday, August 14th, 2008 AT 2:13 AM
Tiny
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Hi

The valve you mentioned is only for carrying the VTEC lifters but does not have any load so there should be no ticking noise. They operate full time irrespective of whether the VTEC lifters are working or not.

When Vtec valve lifters are operating, load on the normal cam are taken off, so I believe the normal cam lobes or cam lifters at cam end is worn or has too much clearance.
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Friday, August 15th, 2008 AT 9:35 AM

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