05’ Civic HX 5 speed with 167K. I picked up the car two years ago with 134K on the OD, and the only service records were regular oil changes.
Did: Timing belt; Valve job; Brake job. Both dealer and tire shop have gone over it / safety checked it twice.
About 10K miles ago it developed a racket (rotational noise, as if something was coming apart.) above 1,800RPM. “Can hear from a block away” in 1st gear, to a lesser extent in 2nd, etc (no racket revving, only in gear).
CV joints, bearings, anything belt driven, has been checked out.
Figured it was the transmission, but it shifts perfectly - and I’ve drained the oil twice, perfectly clear, and no shavings on the magnet.
I know the clutch is original (doesn’t slip, don’t want to spend $700 if I don’t have to).
The car, other then the noise, runs as if it’s new, and averages 34MPG, so I’d like to keep it!