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Rattle when starting up

Like lifter not pumping up gets quieter when oil light goes of from cold start

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ITS POSSABLE THAT THE WRONG OIL IS IN THE ENGINE OR IT NEEDS A SERVICE? MAYBY ITS LOW ON OIL

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Lifter noise(s) can be a combination of things........ 1. High mileage on engine. 2. Not using the correct oil. 3. Lots of sludge build up in motor due to lack of oil changes and the quality of oil that you are using. Hydraulic lifters rarely fail but it does happen, given the conditions on how the car was maintained. I can offer you a solution but no guarantees on what might quiet this lifter down. It's a 50/50 chance. On your next oil change, I would recommend taking your vehicle to a facility that sells BG products. It's a company that formulates chemicals that have great cleaning properties to your fuel system and oil lubricating systems in your engine and at the same time, it is safe on all rubber seals in your engine. (Especially Higher Milage Vehicles) Ask for BG MOA to be added in you next oil change or if you do your own oil changes, you can find this product on line and can purchase from there. What the BG MOA does, it helps break up sludge and build up on the inside of your engine and helps to free up your valves, piston rings and noisy lifter(s). Hydraulic lifter(s) tend to make noise when they can't sufficiently pump up with oil due to sludge and build up blocking the oil inlet passage. Worn lifters on cold start up may be very noticeable but eventually the ticking goes away after engine warms up and the hydraulic lifter(s) had time to pump up. Make sure that you don't have a exhaust manifold leaking as well due to a crack or a failing exhaust manifold gasket. This can also emit a ticking noise in which can be misdiagnosed for a ticking lifter. A leaking exhaust manifold can usually be identified by the ticking noise getting louder and faster when accelerating and quieter and slower when decelerating. Ticking noise is loud on cold start ups but not noticeable at all when engine is at operating temperature. Hope this will help you out.

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this is not SOLIDS engine, there is no LASH setting, !
the engine has a chain, and a set of hydraulic bucket valve lifters.
the chain can be bad or any lifter, can be dirty and collalpesd.
when the engine is dead and no oil pressure the lifters are normally collapsed, when you start the engine. oil pressure does 2 things
all lifters pump up, and clearance goes to zero. (no noise)
then the cam tensionor, pumps up (they fail) and chain noise ends.
some noise is ok , cold start, but most end after a minute or 2.
started.

ever read the manual? its here.
use a stethoscope to find out 1 thing , which is it the chain or lifters making that noise.
ive even runs engine with the valve covers off (messy , use a blanket to catch oil flying) to find the true cause.......

read the 2.5L here. its close. (mech. parts)
read the Alldata virtual FSM.

http://www.scantool.net/software/alldata-diy-1-month-subscription.html

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