Question about Cadillac SRX
I have a 2008 SRX Northstar. It makes the same noise as yours on startup, it lessens as the engine warms up. You can hear it on acceleration. The noise is from the VVT setup. All of the Northstars do it. I wouldn't worry about it. Give it good oil - Mobil 1 preferred, good gas - premium if possible, mid grade if you must, regular-never. Take care of the engine and it will last a long time. I've had three of them. Never had a problem.
Posted on Aug 05, 2014
What type of gas are you running in the north star? what you describe sounds like a valve rattle from preignition what i would do 1rst is fill the car up with premium gas (93) octane it will be expensive but a lot cheaper than running to the dealership drive the tank till empty and then resume as you were if this solves your problem you just saved yourself a few hundred dollars if not go to someone like auto zone and have a diagnostic done to see if any codes are stored there may be something with the timing of the anti knock sensor could be bad i would try these steps first before spending all of my money at the dealership if all else fails you can call gm yourself and see if they are having similar complaints from other customers. hope this at least get you started on the right road.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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