Hey , I always wanted to know if a ticking noise is normal for a civic year 98 d16y7 non vtec. The noise always bothered me. Ticks at idle a bit but ticks more ans idles Low when put in drive. the things I done are:
- Replaced Piston Rings
- resurface head and new head gasket
- adjusted valve at 8 intake and 10 exhaust I believe.
I also use 10w-30 oil.
Modifications I have is just I put a y8 intake manifold on.
I never rebuild my head before repair. It was overheated but my dad who is a mechanic said the head was fine. Also some guy told me it could be my injectors causing ticking due to cut of bad wires. I also cleaned and tested injector all spray food and work properly.
Have any idea what it might be. How can I test stuff to see what it can be.
Tested compression to few weeks back. Came up 180 psi for 3 cylinders and 170 psi for piston #4