As of last friday, I'm the proud owner of a '07 diesel Accord sport, 70k on the clock.
I'm happy with it apart from two issues and I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on them?
The first thing is a pretty loud ticking noise coming from the engine block. It's 'in time' with the engine, ie. speeds up when the accelerator is pressed. The sound is unnoticeable from inside the cabin, only from the outside of the car. I compared with a friends 2005 diesel Accord with similar mileage and he doesn't have it.
I'm quite worried about it. The car was a repossession and is missing some service history. It's under a 6 month gearbox and engine warranty from the (non Honda) dealer though.
The second thing is a faint smell of fumes that comes into the cabin when I turn on the (non-recirculating) aircon. To me, it smells slightly diesel-y. It goes away when I turn on the recirculator.
Going to take it to Honda next week to get it checked out anyway.
Any ideas what could be causing either of these things? Could they even be related? Dreading something like a cracked manifold. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated