Originally Posted by DrobertsPB
If its a rod knock there isn't really a temporary fix.
Do you know if the previous owners took care of maintence on time and everything? I thought 95k for a mazda 6 wouldn't be much, i've heard they are pretty reliable cars
I would more so be asking if you have taken care of all maintenance on time and everything? You're complaining about replacing a clutch which is a normal wear and tear item for a car, which makes me think you would try to take shortcuts in car maintenance as well.
Also if you have had it for the last 50k out of 95k I would hardly be blaming it on the previous owner, but much more on you.
But besides that, like others have said there isn't any way to really cover it up, and plus doing that and then selling it back to the dealership to try to screw them over is a huge scumbag move.
Originally Posted by Supra_MKIII
You guys are kind of dicks.
Make sure it's rod knock and not lifter tick.
If it's rod knock, something deep in your motor is pretty much screwed and it's basically a ticking timebomb.
If it's tick, it might just be a valve needing adjustment or that you don't have enough oil in your motor.
Also this, I would say bring it to an actual shop and just have them look at it to see what it needs done, it could be something minor.