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    Default Do injectors sound THAT loud?? City 09

    Dear All,
    I have a Honda City 09. Well my problem is that my cars engine sounds as if a charade diesel is idling. Back in 09, 2 months after the delivery, I had a feeling for the same reason that the tappets are a bit loose. Consulted 03 honda Pit-stops and Service centers in this regard but all said that its the sound of the injectors plunging in every intake stroke.

    Even i realized that loose tappet sound has to be a bit more solid and should be coming from the cam cover. Also demo'd some more City's parked in the service centres. All sounded the same as mine.

    Kher. This coming weekend, I am planning to get the car's oil changed for the first time (I know, i know.....dont ask why it took me 1.7 years to hit 5K odo...kept it pretty much parked all the time). So my question is, should i strongly express my concerns about the engine noise to Honda ppl. Or is it normal?? Coz these authorized workshops need a bahana to confuse the customer.

    I have heard quite some EFIs, you dont even know the engine is start standing 5 meters away unless a radiator fan starts. NON of them sound that loud when idling or throttling as this city???

    Awaiting some helpful replies.

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    well, never heard of such a loud sound.injectors CAN sound that much but i dont see a good reason for that on a brand new car.no one ever complained about that in the past but yes,let me inform u that there have been recalls of honda vehicles which have THIS engine due to some problems in the valve train.

    so, cant really say whats the problem but yes, u have warranty on the car and u should claim it.go to some other honda dealership if one of them is claiming its normal. (it may even be). may be u can make a video (or audio file) of the engine.get a 5-7inch long rubber pipe, place it near ur ear and run it over the engine, try to pin point the exact place where the sound is coming from.but if u are sure that all the other citys out there produce this sound, i wud say u shudnt be concerned that much.it would be a design flaw then which no one can fix and which wont cause any damage.


    sorry for not being able to really help u
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    Thanku ahmad for your inputs.

    The following is not the same engine. But the sound is more or less the same.

    THIS LINK IS A LITTLE BIT LOUDER THAN MINE. KINDLY REFFER TO BELOW POST

    even the comments on the link show its normal. Anyways, In some coming days, I'll be taking it to a Honda Field Engineer. (Checked his availability from Honda Head Office). Lets see what he diagnoses.

    Will update you on that. In the meantime, any more comments on that sound??
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    injector r not that lound take it 3s dealer
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    ANd this is the exact sound that i hear....Same engine.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpCe5...eature=related
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    @lovesleeping

    exactly brother. I think the same

    Anyways listen to the link below your post. Its almost identical to that
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    its the sound of tappet or wot they call them sure its not the sound of injectors.

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    why you are changing engine oil too late man; if your not done 5K earlier it should not exceed 6 months i think. xperts can confirm this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean View Post
    why you are changing engine oil too late man; if your not done 5K earlier it should not exceed 6 months i think. xperts can confirm this
    Lets just say i was unaware of the 6 month threshold. But the sound is from the very first week of purchase.
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    any other frequent honda 3S visitor or a honda owner want to share his thoughts over this???

    Need to know as much possibilities to look for in tomorrows visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustam54 View Post
    ANd this is the exact sound that i hear....Same engine.


    YouTube - Fit Engine Idle
    oh! thats bad! btw, i was looking for this problem on the internet and few people there wrote that it can also be a leaking intake manifold.but if ur car runs fine and u ve found other cars sounding same, i think we shud rule this one out.even the tappets shudnt sound like that, specially on a brand new car.
    and yes, get engine oil changed too. let us know what the Honda engineer tells u about the problem.
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    OK guys, went to Honda 3S today. Met the field engineer. (co-incidently he was a UETAIN as well). He tested the car and looked for audible sounds from engine sitting in the cabin. Even stall tested the car to check for any noise or ping at increased load. But his conclusion was that its perfectly fine.

    He said, its the sound of the tappets. They are perfectly fine. No need to tighten them. Otherwise pickup will decrease. Again demo'ed another car parked besides mine. It sounded the same. So tension solved

    The engineer suggested that i should get the oil changed first and then he'd re-program the ECU for the update that removed engine knocking in 09 model. Kher. Changed the oil with 5W30 (costed alot more than Honda 10W30) but its pure synthetic.

    The ECU was reprogrammed and now I feel the engine has totally gone silent at 2800 RPM. Previously it used to roar like hell at that point (My conclusion is that they have retarded ignition timing based on fuel in PK). Also i felt that the new update makes the engine pick-up from that same point when accelerator is mildly pressed in a certain gear. Previously it used to early downshift with considerable jerk. (Note-Mine is an AUTO)

    Kher thats the end of the story. The Sound should be considered as Normal. Like Ahmad said, its a design flaw compared to previous models.
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    Usually it sounds mine tooo n i changed my oil after 4.5k before the limit of oil dont worrry it sounds when ur car is idle n cool tooo......
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