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post #31 of 47 Old 07-14-2017, 10:18 AM
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2008 Accord EX with 114K miles. The VTC grinding is there for 1.5 seconds at almost every start in summer or winter. I haven't fixed it and not planning to either.
My 08 Accord EX has 54k miles and no VTC noise. Then again, I'm in Southern California where it's hot right now and it never falls below 35 degrees in the winter where I live.

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54K for a 2008 Accord, that's almost new. Winter or not, my VTC grinds almost every time I start. Happens to 1.5 secs only but happens every time. I dont know if I need to get it fixed.

The fuel pump has got nothing to do with the VTC grinding noise. No matter how many times I prime the fuel pump, the VTC grinding never fails to speak.


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just got mine fixed on friday. paid $955 parts + labor. i dont hear the grinding noise anymore and its been 9 starts since i picked it up from the dealer

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54K for a 2008 Accord, that's almost new. Winter or not, my VTC grinds almost every time I start. Happens to 1.5 secs only but happens every time. I dont know if I need to get it fixed.
on my accord, it was always less than a second for the grinding noise and didnt happpen all the time. i suggest you get yours fixed. theres a 150k mile warranty on the vtc actuator replacement which sadly did not apply to me because i am at 180k+ miles.

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Where did you find the 150,000 mile warranty on the VTC actuator?? If that's the case I want to get it fixed.
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Where did you find the 150,000 mile warranty on the VTC actuator?? If that's the case I want to get it fixed.
the service advisor told me when i dropped off my car.

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the service advisor told me when i dropped off my car.
I believe there's no recall on this, hence its not covered.
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I believe he is saying that the repaired actuator is covered for 150K miles. If that is the case it is the first time I have heard of it. I wouldn't believe it to be true unless the service dept. manager was willing to provide the information on dealership letterhead. You absolutely should get your actuator replaced with the new (R5A) part number. The consequences of NOT getting the repairs done are catastrophic and have been documented here in the past.

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I believe there's no recall on this, hence its not covered.
he did not go into details about this because my car was beyond 150k miles. but the way he said it, seemed like a discount on the replacement.

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I believe he is saying that the repaired actuator is covered for 150K miles. If that is the case it is the first time I have heard of it. I wouldn't believe it to be true unless the service dept. manager was willing to provide the information on dealership letterhead. You absolutely should get your actuator replaced with the new (R5A) part number. The consequences of NOT getting the repairs done are catastrophic and have been documented here in the past.
thats what scared the hell out of me and got me moving to get this fixed!

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I believe he is saying that the repaired actuator is covered for 150K miles. If that is the case it is the first time I have heard of it. I wouldn't believe it to be true unless the service dept. manager was willing to provide the information on dealership letterhead. You absolutely should get your actuator replaced with the new (R5A) part number. The consequences of NOT getting the repairs done are catastrophic and have been documented here in the past.
What are the castrophic consequences? I don't think anything is going to happen from this 1 second actuator grinding. The entire engine is going through wear n tear at fresh starts until the engine oil lubricates it. Change oil between 3,000 - 5,000 (regular oil or synthetic) and it would be alright. I'm going to take this 2008 honda accord engine from 113,000 to 200,000 with the grinding and regular oil changes. Try Lucas Oil (heavy honeylike stuff) and it leaves an oil film and the grinding will go away. The grinding will come back when the Lucas wears off.
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Tell you what chief, you go right ahead and let her grind for a second until your timing chain tensioner fails. Do you even know what the VTC does, or how it does it? If you did, you wouldn't be questioning why letting it grind is a bad idea. There are a multitude of resources available for you to educate yourself, avail yourself of them as soon as possible.

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Tell you what chief, you go right ahead and let her grind for a second until your timing chain tensioner fails. Do you even know what the VTC does, or how it does it? If you did, you wouldn't be questioning why letting it grind is a bad idea. There are a multitude of resources available for you to educate yourself, avail yourself of them as soon as possible.
You still didn't say what are the caatrophic consequences CHIEF.
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Did you read the post? What happens when a timing chain tensioner fails? Google it, then get back to me. If you choose not to replace the actuator that is your decision to make, but please, make an INFORMED decision, rather than acting out of ignorance of what the problem is. The real trouble with the VTC failure is that it does take a significant amount of time to do irreparable harm to your engine, but that doesn't change the fact that harm IS BEING DONE. You wouldn't drive your car with only three quarts of oil in it on purpose, correct? Why is that?

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I will NOT get back to you O WISE ONE. Don't you worry about my actuator or 3 quarts of oil. Good luck to you.
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Please do let us know when you get to 200 thousand trouble free miles, i believe it is you who will be needing luck.

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Please do let us know when you get to 200 thousand trouble free miles, i believe it is you who will be needing luck.
Since you make INFORMED DECISIONS and are NOT IGNORANT, you will not néed to be informed O WISE FIXER OF VTC ACTUATOR.

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