Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Honda CRV 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
We took the car in for a valve adjustment because the tappets sounded loud. It's been that way for over a year. They could adjust all but exhaust valve #2. The adjuster could not be turned out any further. The mechanic also said he heard an unexpected noise when starting up the engine cold. He thought that it was related to the rods and that once the oil pressure increased the noise stopped. The service writer (these guys don't sell cars) said that just pulling the head and doing about a $1500 valve job probably wouldn't be enough because it sounded like there might be something wrong with the "bottom". His thoughts were either a used $3000 engine (new are around $8000), or trade it in. (How do I do that knowing what I do?) We got the car "Honda certified" with about 40K miles. We change the oil every 3K mi and have had the 90k service with the belts done. Any ideas, or suggestions? Thanks for providing the service! Kim Monroe
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Friday, July 4th, 2008 AT 1:50 PM