97 Honda Civic knocking condition

  • 1997 HONDA CIVIC
I have a problem with a 1997 honda civil lx with what has been called a knocking condition by a mechanic. It sounds like a valve train knock, and is not a rod or bottom end knock. The car seems to be straining just to go slow speeds. My last engine died because it got dented and ran out of oil. So I had the engine replaced with one that was supposed to have only about 60k on it. Now I have exactly the same problem. It is very loud. It has caused my ears to ring.
It seems to be a little better when it is cold. It has trouble going up hills or mountain passes. Also I wondered if I can get a refund if this is due to the engine just being worn out and tired like they said the last one was. Thank you for any help on this.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2007 AT 12:10 AM

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Get a compression test on the cylinders. I am going to bet that your vehicle uses a bit of oil and I might wager that you are not a diligent oil level watcher as many folks aren't. I am merely making an observation, but I would say the engine had more than 60K but you haven't really got a leg to stand on to back on the previous owner.
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Thursday, May 31st, 2007 AT 1:26 PM

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