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AutoMD ... 10/23/2013

1996 Honda Accord EX 4 Cyl 2.20L


Why does it sound like I'm out of oil right after oil change?

I just replaced the oil pan gasket today and added new oil and filter, I made sure everything was tight and fired it up. No leaks, but I heard a slight valve tap (car has always had it) but within a minute, it got much worse and started to smell like burnt oil. I immediately shut it off because it seems like the oil isn't being dispersed to the rest of the engine, another reason is that the valve covers were extremely warm for only being on a minute or so. What could have caused this? Any information on this is greatly appreciated!

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HouseCallAuto 10/23/2013

I have no answer to what it is you are hearing, just more questions for you. Did you unbolt the oil pickup tube and not tighten it maybe when you put it back? Is your oil pressure warning light on?


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