HONDA CIVIC

I HAVE A 1988 HONDA CIVIC THAT BLEW A HEAD GASKET I CHANGED IT AND NOW IM GETTING A PINGING SOUND COMING FROM UNDER THE VALVE COVER.ANY THOUGHTS ON WHAT IT IS IM LOOKING FOR WOULD BE HELPFULL

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We need a better description of the sound - is it really a dinging sound or is it more like a ticking? Does it get quieter or fade away as the engine warms up? And did you set the valve clearances when you reassembled it?
(Also, it is bad form to post in all capitals... it's considered "shouting.")
Mike
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sorry about the capitals im new to this computer stuff.anyway i refered back to my chiltons book and double checked the timing and i was off 4 degrees from top dead center i put it back together and the noise was not there when i fired it up.i really thank you for your reply.i have another question for you.my girlfreind drove it the other day and she told me that when the car got warm the throtle reved up really really high like it was stuck .she said she sat there about 15 seconds and the it went down to normal and idea what it might be. thanks for any info have a great day
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ROB3 wrote:

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It will 'burp' out some air in the first few trips, so be sure the rad is full to the top, and reservoir needs to be full to MAX line. Don't put any tap water (Hondacide) in there. Air in the system can throw off engine temp sensors / confuse the computer.
'Curly'
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