Tic-Tic sound from Honda Civic 1.4si engine

Discussion in 'Civic' started by Navin Kumar, Jul 25, 2003.

  1. Navin Kumar

    Navin Kumar Guest

    I've a Honda Civic 1.4L(no VTEC) 97 Model and 60K miles. Last car
    service was done at 48K miles and last oil change/filter was done at
    55K miles. The problem is that when ever I turn off the engine after
    running the car for 10-15 miles, I always hear Tic-Tic-Tic sound
    coming from the engine. And it stops after 5-7 mins. when the engine
    cools a bit. But I am sure that there is nothing wrong with the engine
    as I am continuously monitoring the temperature. Also the
    coolant/radiator/fan all are working fine. I've run big distances on
    this car in the recent time and there was not a problem of heating
    etc. even when the sound was coming from engine after stopping the

    It would be great if some body has the idea where this sound is coming
    from. And what can be the solution?

    All the suggestions are welcome.

    Navin Kumar
    Navin Kumar, Jul 25, 2003
  2. Navin Kumar

    Paul Bielec Guest

    The sound you're hearing is the metal shrinking as the engine is cooling
    This is normal and I think that the exhaust would be the part making most of
    this noise.
    Paul Bielec, Jul 25, 2003
  3. Navin Kumar

    Mathu Guest

    Yes, these are the heat shields around your catalytic converter and
    exhaust pipes (B-pipe) contracting back to their original sizes. Not a
    problem. Normal thing..........
    Mathu, Aug 1, 2003
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