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Hi I have a Mitsubishi Pinin 2000 gdi Mirage that suffers from a rattle when putting the engine under preasure just after start up. ie, start the engine and try to pull away. Sounds like piston slap or heavily rattling tappets. Problem goes away after several minuits running. Any ideas

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SOURCE: Mitsubishi Pinin 1800 GDI Automatic

try resetting the base idle,disconnect the battery,leave for ten minutes,reconnect the battery,start the car and do not rev the engine for ten minutes.hope this helps

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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in this car piston slap is normal and will not cause any further damage to the engine, almost all LT 1 and LT 5 have this issue as long as it goes away after engine heats up, this comes from a GM service bulletin. and no the oil pump has nothing to do with this, cylinder walls are splashed by oil.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: piston slap

With regular maintenance you should never have this problem

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Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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SOURCE: subaru impreza sport 1999 piston slap

Rebuilding the engine is the only true cure. Be sure that the engine warms up without driving it. In other words, don't put any excessive load on the engine while it is cold. Once it warms up, the piston, rings, pins, etc. will expand from the heat. This is why you only hear slapping when the engine is cold.

Posted on May 23, 2010

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I suggest calling around to salvage / junk yards in your area and see if they have one or more of these vehicles. If there are none in your area, then search online for used parts. There a many salvage yards that advertise online. I have used this solution to find parts for my cars until a salvage yard opened in my area.

I searched online and there are numerous sites that offer downloads of the workshop manual if that will work for you. You would either have to view as a PDF or print the manual.

Good luck, Jim

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