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All,

Just bought a beautiful black fn2 07 plate non nav, I searched for months and finally found a lovely one, full Honda history, 67k miles and brilliant nick. After driving it just under a week I noticed a noise that has been there the whole time but only recently realised it doesn't sound too good.

If I'm in neutral, stationary, handbrake up etc, it's a ticking noise. If I put my clutch in, it goes. The biting point feels relatively normal and there is no dodgy noises whilst driving or changing gear(which is smooth and not non-normal) and no whining screech if I engine brake.

When the fan comes on it gets worse. Haven't noticed if it's just when the engine is warm or if it's when it's cold aswell, will see tomorrow and add to the bottom of the post.


I have seen multiple threads on other forums about a few different ideas. Can someone please help me in terms of diagnostics. Just want to get to the bottom of it and hopefully it's just me being very picky. Having not owned a type r before, I don't know if this is normal or if it isn't but nothing to worry about.

Thanks in advance,

Jack
 

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Is it a quietish ticking noise? Could be the pcv valve.
 

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The way to check it is to pop the bonnet whilst the engine is running. If you hear a scratchy ticking noise, squeeze the pipe that comes out the top of the inlet manifold, you can see it heading left in the pic. If the noise stops it needs a new pcv valve. Easy to do yourself and about 40 quid.
 

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I have the exact same with my 2.2 cdti. In mine, if u look at your clutch housing and see the fork that attaches to the clutch release baring on the inside, where the cable joins to it on the outside there is a little grommet looking thing that has corroded. If I put my fingers on it, the highly repetitive noise stops, I have also lubed up the area which solved it for a few weeks. This explains why it goes when the clutch pedal is pressed as it pulls in the cable attached to the fork.

For me it's a very high frequency squeek/noise. I will try and take a pic later of the area so u can see if it's the same for yours.

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I would've said it was the clutch release bearing as they're known to rattle or squeak hence why it stops when you push the clutch in.

If the fan makes it louder however it must be really buggered or it's something else completely. PCV is worth checking as it takes 10 seconds to test.
 

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I would say release bearing and the noise from PCv is more of a grindin scratchy noise
 

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Input shaft bearing on the gearbox I'd say. My ep3 had exactly the same symptoms...

I thought it sounded like the release bearing but my mechanic mate and another type r forum said otherwise ?

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How long can you continue with 'moderate' ISB noise before it becomes an issue, or is it a case of keep going until / if / as / when it fails?

My 2.2EX DERV's the same.

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I read on another forum that people just kept using them... 1 lad did 50k with the noise, didn't get any worse. Does do your head in though!! I found that if I drove very steady the sound went away... but then give it the beans and it comes back.

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If so, good time for a new clutch and lsd ;)
 

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The perfect excuse!

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I changed the pcv after fearing one of the tensioner bearings was on its way out. Definitely not the pcv since it is brand new. Yes, it's like a ticking noise. Fan making it worse could just be the added noise maybe. Going to take it to Honda tech tomorrow so they can have a listen and will update. Hondatech is Based in London, anyone heard of them or can reccomend Honda specialists in

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Just for reference, if the noise goes away when you depress the clutch, it's not the release bearing. It's the input shaft bearing on the gearbox. I had mine fail as well, and had the whole box refurbished (new bearings throughout).

For good Honda specialists near London, look at TGM in Fleet and TDI South (I think they're somewhere in Essex).
 

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Just for reference, if the noise goes away when you depress the clutch, it's not the release bearing. It's the input shaft bearing on the gearbox. I had mine fail as well, and had the whole box refurbished (new bearings throughout).

For good Honda specialists near London, look at TGM in Fleet and TDI South (I think they're somewhere in Essex).
That's exactly what my mechanic told me on my old ep3.

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Thanks all for your help, drove round the m25 to get to tom at TGM today. Lovely bloke who knew what he was going on about. After a half hour listen and chat with him, he said it's just the clutch. Nothing to worry about with the box. Thank F£&!€ for that. Thanks to everyone who helped and also thanks to anthropolyte who suggested TGM. I'll be booking in for a new clutch kit and some new brake pads all round in a couple of weeks.

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