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Hello, we are looking at a 2009 Honda Pilot EX, everything is good and drives great, but did notice a faint tick in the engine. I have heard this is the “Honda tick”. But just want to be sure before we buy. Thanks in advance and much appreciated!!
 

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Fuel injectors tick and is normal. But without hearing myself it's hard to say. Valves on the Honda V6 occasionally need adjusting. If the engine sounds like a smooth running sewing machine without a vibration, all is good.
 

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Normal cold engine valve clearance is .008 intake, .012 exhaust. It's normal to hear a little valve clicking on startup, should quiet down when warmed up. If you are not sure where the click is coming from, pay a few $ to have a mechanic go over the car for you. It's worthwhile to have a mechanic check it over in any case.
 
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