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I have a boxster 1998 when i start the engine in the morning the car has a noise in the chain or around and then its normal any one with this problem?

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  • jvelezvelez Sep 11, 2009

    hello i have a porsche boxster 1998,when i start the engine cold the engine make a noise around the chain close to piston #1 any one whith this problem?

  • jvelezvelez Sep 11, 2009

    i have a boxster 1998 and when the engine its cold ,the engine have a noise around the chains and then the noise stop and the car works perfect its like metal cranking what can be ?

  • jvelezvelez Sep 11, 2009

    i will check this thanks.


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Could be condensation on the gear or lifters. It is common

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    Valve lifters or push rods rubbing, or camshaft hear and chain are dry from sitting.


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Get the engine timing checked. I'm not sure about your car but some of the newer car's have timing advance this advances the timing when the engine is hot.With older engine's if the battery was low a trick to start was retire the timing a little to leave the engine easily started when cold but had had to be advanced again because this left it very hard to start warm. Newer models like your's have a timing advance built in. I can't say for sure this is the problem or if yours has timing advance but your dealer should know. If it has.nt got timing advance I think it is still worth a check.

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