Question about Volvo XC90

1 Answer

Just bought a 2004 XC90 2.5L with 128,000 miles on it. When I start it up, there is clacking in the engine until the oil seems to warm up. Is that normal with that engine? I didn't get the oil changed yet, as I've only had it for about 5 days..

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,702 Answers

It is not normal it could be the timing chain tensnor or lifters, try changing the oil and add sea-foam or some other oil treatment. if noise does not go away run a oil psi test and hope and pray that the oil change fixes it.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Loud clacking noise from the engine after servicing the engine


That sounds like a stuck lifter, have it inspected ASAP. Also verify there is enough oil in the engine.

Feb 22, 2015 | 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Lifter noise


Wrong oil. Check the engine temp and thermo. Make sure oil is compatible with service. eg. your driving style and the weather. Castrol is pretty good oil. I used it in air cooled motocycle engine to solve shifting problem in hot weather. All lifters do not get the same cooling. That one is prob running a bit warm. good luck with that.

Apr 06, 2014 | 2006 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes Benz CLS500

2 Answers

Knocking noise dodge ram


Pull valve cover off and look for any bad lifters. Or could be piston rod. Sounds like sticky lifter. Not good.

Oct 28, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2000 Chrysler 300M V6 with 150k miles started giving a clacking noise from the engine area after getting an oil change from Jiffy Lube. I was less than 2 miles from their shop when it started clackin


Sounds like your valve lifters. It's possible that they drained the oil and never refilled it. This does happen when they go on break or lunch half way through a job. They think they added the oil, but did not. Out you go, Mr. Clack-Clack.

Jun 21, 2012 | 2000 Chrysler 300M

1 Answer

2004 Dodge Dakota 3.7L V6, manual. Below


I suspect you have hydraulic lifters and the sludgy oil could plug up your lifters - as well as running that low on oil. Top off your oil and get an oil additive engine cleaner, warm your engine at idle only then change oil when warm. Add 1 quart of marvel mystery oil to the crankcase then top off with high mileage oil, like Valvoline. Run motor at idle only and see if this cures the problem - if not then you may need to remove the intake and replace your lifters, a costly and time consuming job. I would not try driving as you may waste the cylinder head or block by running a stuck lifter. There is also an oil additive specifically for stuck lifter and I think I would add that as well as the Marvel.
I hope the quick fix works for you and good luck!!!

Nov 27, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

98 f150 4.2 110.000 miles went to start up engine started clacking and smoking out exhaust


the intakes go bad on these engines....... they leak coolant in the cylinders and cause a hydro lock that causes the rods to bend making the piston skirt hit the crank......" clicking noise" theres a law suit in progress for this issue......... you can find info on the internet

Oct 15, 2008 | 1998 Ford F150 Regular Cab

1 Answer

Clacking on start up


This is valve lifter/follower noise, run a can of engine flush Have the pro's do this) through the engine, then change the oil, it might help, but as long as it goes away quickly it will not cause any harm, just annoying.

Oct 06, 2008 | 2002 Chrysler Town & Country

1 Answer

Cold Start Knock


That's actually pretty normal. It's just the engine warming up. Even my friend with a late model Acura has the same prolem so she warms it up before driving. I've heard experts say that warming up your car is just a waste of gas so I presume that the initial knocks are not to be worried about. Something to email Click and Clack on NPR about but I really don't think it's an issue. When I've had two cars run into the 200,000 mile range it didn't seem to be an issue. I always changed the oil before or at about 4k miles.
Take the car out for a long drive and enjoy it. And don't worry.

Sep 17, 2008 | 1998 Volvo S70

2 Answers

1998 FORD 4WD RANGER 128,000 MILES ENGINE LOST OIL PRESSURE OIL PUMP LOOKS GOOD NO SLUG IN OIL PAN, WHY?


Most likely your oil pressure relief valve located on in or nearby pump. Symptoms are oil pressure will drop when warmed up when idle lose all pressure eraticly giving the vehicle gas will bring back pressure and highway driving will bring pressure up until idle again.

Jul 18, 2008 | 1994 Ford F150 Styleside Supercab

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

236 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volvo Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75807 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22133 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8172 Answers

Are you a Volvo Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...