Noises are difficult to understand online as the exact source and type cannot be ascertained.
Some engine noise do not cause the engine to breakdown immediately and might even last another 100 k miles or more.
I would continue to drive if the noise level does not increase.
If the noise is from middle of engine, the most likely cause would be a bad piston. For the mileage, it is surprising that the engine is deemed faulty. Honda engines are very reliable and seldom fails at this early mileage.
You can rebuild the engine instead of replacing one. However if the cause is not ascertained, you might not be able to verify the cause if the engine is disassembled.
Thursday, October 8th, 2009 AT 11:04 AM