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Hi,picked the civic up yesterday

Hi everyone, picked up a 56 reg type s cdti nhb yesterday and loving the car.
Showed it off at work with a good positive responce ,but a few people did say that they expected the diesel engine to have been quieter.
The car is due a service very soon ,could this be a factor or am i just getting paranoid...........
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Hello and a very warm welcome to Civinfo! (aka the best forum on the web!)

Ask any questions you like, we’re a friendly bunch.


Great to have you aboard, and don’t forget some pictures of your car.

If its a problem I'm sure your dealer will sort it at the service for you.
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Hi everyone, picked up a 56 reg type s cdti nhb yesterday and loving the car. Showed it off at work with a good positive responce, but a few people did say that they expected the diesel engine to have been quieter. The car is due a service very soon, could this be a factor or am I just getting paranoid ...........
Yes, it could very well be connected to the need for a service ... the most likely culprit is engine oil level (and \ or oil quality) ...

Most diesel engines (noise-wise) are very sensitive to this ... in my last diesel car, I never needed to use the dip-stick to check the oil level, as the change in engine noise \ note (idling and running) told me it needed a top-up ...
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Hi and welcome to the Place

Great to have you around and congrats on the car!

You will probably find a difference after the service.
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Hi, Welcome.

Do you find the engine noisy and if so what have you had before Diesel wise? I know that the Honda Diesels although advertised as being quieter it would seem on that advert a couple of years ago are not as quiet as some others for example new BMW diesel engines.

Did you buy from a Honda dealer? If so they should have checked oil levels etc.

I'm sure its nothing. If your really worried take yourself to the dealer and ask to hear another diesel civic then enjoy the car.
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I find the diesel noisy when cold and idling, other than that it's not a problem
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Checked oil level and is exactly halfway between min and max,car has been booked in for saturday for a service so i'm hoping the new oil will make a differance.
The only other diesel i use is the work's van (peugeot)and it is noticebly quieter,so finger's crossed.........
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I'm sure it will be fine after the service!

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Checked oil level and is exactly halfway between min and max, car has been booked in for saturday for a service so I'm hoping the new oil will make a differance. The only other diesel I use is the work's van (peugeot) and it is noticebly quieter, so finger's crossed.........
My last diesel (Renault Savannah) began to change engine note before the oil level reached the half-way mark ... but then, all engines are different ...

Make sure that you particularly emphasise the 'engine clatter' when you take your car in for service, since there are lots of mechanical things that can cause (or contribute to) this ... valves, timing chain, etc. ...
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Ive had an s type cdti for 10 months now and I must admit was surprised how noisey it was when I first got her but I dont notice it anymore..... Maybe its quietened since then or maybe ive just got used to it?
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Just got the car back from the service ,no significant differance ,according to the service department the engine clatter is normal,so i guess Honda's boast of the cdti being quiet and refined is a little bit exaggerated.

When i mentioned the engine is noisier than the white van i drive at work ,he said well it's a differant engine,no kidding.

I guess it's a case of live with it or sell it,shame really because i love the rest of the car......
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I'm sure the Civic's charms will soon overcome its little niggles.
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I'm sure the Civic's charms will soon overcome its little niggles.
Thank's mate ,but to be honest find it more than just a little niggle,more like driving a transit van really,i will give it a couple of weeks to see if it settle's down or maybe try another dealer's opinion.....
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Yes maybe another dealer might be more helpful.

Good luck!
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