Looking for advice before visiting dealer about a clicking/ticking engine noise that our 2000 LX (178,000 km / 111,000 mi) has developed.
The noise only happens when the engine is cold and disappears after 2-3 minutes. It seems to come from the left side of the engine (opposite from oil filter & belts).
It reminds me a little of the valve clatter in my 92 subaru (but quieter than that!) or the sound of starting an engine right after an oil change, which is not reassuring.
An interesting thread similar to this for the 1st gen Odysseys is here: Tickng sound when cold found
1. Anyone have similar problem?
2. From that other thread it seems it might be best addressed as part of a timing belt change . True?
3. Any chance overfilled (1/2") engine oil could contribute to this?