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Engine makes a knocking noise when started it last about 10 minutes then goes away it is a 3.0 engine

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Sounds like thick oil in cold climate. Alot of synthetics do thisnbut shouldn't last 10 minutes. When was last oil change?

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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This could only be a couple of things, either you have a lash adjuster that is sticking, or a bad crankshaft bearing. I would recommend that you run a thinner weight oil, like a 10w30. I would recommend that you change your oil and substitute a quart of oil for a can of Seafoam. The Seafoam will clean your engine, and will not hurt the oil, or to run it until your next oil change. I would also recommend that you use a good oil filter, like a Fram extra guard that has a check valve in it which will not lose oil pressure overnight.

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